Buss Terminal Eemshaven completes TWB II work

In: Ports
This week, an installation ship left Buss Terminal Eemshaven for the last time to erect the remaining two towers onTrianel Windpark Borkum II. It was the eleventh offshore project that Buss Energy Group has completed with a total of 65 individuals working on the project.

The firm provided turnkey port logistics with corresponding engineering services, as well as quality and operational safety services for the project. These included in particular the unloading, storage and pre-assembly of large components for installation at sea. Buss moved many tons with its own equipment: the towers of the wind turbines weigh 380 tons each, the nacelles amount to 425 tons each. Each rotor blade measures almost 75 meters.

Pre-assembly of the turbines was carried out by the company's own personnel and under the supervision of Buss Energy Group's technical department. At sea, each wind turbine has a total height of over 200 m from the sea bed to the tip of the blade, making it higher than Cologne Cathedral. The rotor star has a diameter of 152 meters.

"We are pleased that with Buss we found such a competent and reliable partner for a smooth operation,"
said Klaus Horstick, Commercial Director of Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II GmbH & Co. KG.

"We would particularly like to thank the dedicated employees for their support in this challenging large-scale project and for always finding a solution even for difficult issues", added Irina Lucke, Technical Managing Director of Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II GmbH & Co. KG.

Buss Terminal Eemshaven is located at the north coast of the Netherlands and is close to various offshore wind farms in the North Sea. The terminal contains about 250,000 m² storage area, has a 694 m long quay and can handle a capacity of up to 35 tons/m².

"Until recently, our focus in the offshore sector was on port logistics. Thanks to the acquisition of two specialized companies from the wind energy sector last year, we can now offer all services relating to the installation and maintenance of wind turbines and rotor blades from a single source,"
said Martin Schulz, Managing Director of Buss Energy Group.

Trianel Windpark Borkum II covers an area of 33 km2 and will have a capacity of  203 MW when complete. It is located 45 km off the northern coast of Borkum Island, Germany.  Originally expected to be completed by the end of 2019, the project is no longer expected to be completed until the first half of 2020. According to the developers, the insolvency of Senvion, who was responsible for the delivery, installation, and commissioning of wind turbines, led to a massive delay on the construction schedule.

TWB II is located in the direct vicinity of the 200 MW
Trianel Windpark Borkum I project, which consists of 40 turbines and has been in operation since summer 2015.

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