(Marshalling & Pre-Assembly Areas, Agency, Warehousing, Berths, Site Management) TVL/KR
A bottom-fixed offshore wind turbine is usually assembled on site from several components that are loaded onto the installation vessel in a port. These components include foundations (such as monopiles, transition pieces, jackets or tripods) and tower elements, nacelles and blades. The largest parts today already exceed weights of 2000t. Our Heavy-Lift Terminals in the ports of Eemshaven and Saßnitz-Mukran are ideally positioned to support projects in Germany, The Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Sweden and Poland. The terminals’ quaysides can handle loads of up to 20t/m² and their 250.000m² provide sufficient storage capacities even for two or three concurrent projects. For each new project our experts will develop individual solutions to load/unload, handle, store, inspect and pre-assemble foundations and turbines in the most time-efficient and economic way. Sufficient warehouses, office space and cargo handling equipment are always available on the terminal.
- Borkum Riffgrund I (Monopiles & Transition Pieces)
- Gemini (Monopiles & Transition Pieces)
- Gode Wind I+II (Monopiles & Transition Pieces)
- Hohe See (Monopiles & Transition Pieces)
- Hornsea 1 & 2 (Monopiles & Transition Pieces)
- Merkur Offshore (Transition Pieces & WTG)
- Nordsee One (WTG)
- Race Bank (Transition Pieces)
- TWB I+II (WTG)
- Veja Mate (Monopiles & Transition Pieces)
- Hollandse Kust Zuid (WTG)
- Arkona Becken (Transition Pieces)
- Baltic 2 (Test Piles)
- Wikinger (Blades)
- loading/unloading of foundations and turbine components
- warehouses, berths and temporary offices
- individual storage- and handling solutions
- pre-assembly of turbines
- site management
- port agency
Thomas van der Laan
(CTV, PSV, CSV, Guard Vessel, Survey Vessel) TVL
In recent years utilities and their EPCI contractors have managed to substantially increase the efficiency of offshore installation procedures. Efficient marine coordination (see. 220.127.116.11.) allows for safe execution of simultaneous operations and technological developments push the boundaries of weather working windows. Subsequentially the average duration of a construction and commissioning periode is continuously decreasing.
These projects require a massive amount of support vessels for crew transfer, guard duties, Emergency Rescue and Response (ERRV), geophysical survey vessels, noise mitigation support, buoy laying, anchor handling and supply runs.
The charter durations for these will normally be less than 6 months and the demand is volatile in accordance with the season and the amount of projects under construction in the same are. Many owners have to seek employment in other marine industries between projects.
Complex (and sometimes chargeable) prequalification systems and advanced technical and commercial evaluation criteria on the side of the project owner and tier one suppliers make it less attractive or even impossible to participate in this spot market.
EMS Maritime Offshore’s Charter Management Service aims to close this gap and act as the missing link between the spot market and the offshore wind customers requirements. As a registered supplier to all major buyers in the industry, the company has direct access to all vessel requirements in the offshore wind market. Other than a ship broker, EMO does not aim to collect a fee from the vessel owners, but will actually enter into the charter party with the buyer and assume full contractual responsibility. Once default BIMCO terms have been agreed for the first time, a call-off mechanism based on a simple booking note system can be implemented.
EMO will further apply their operations management including its 24/7 manned maritime controlroom as an operational first level support and its charter manager as a single point of contact for the customer. All vessels under charter management will be attended by the technical and QHSE superintendency prior to entering into service and – where necessary – bridging documents are implemented to comply with the inhouse integrated management system. Charter Management combines the flexibility of the spot market with the reliability and continuity of long term supplier relationships.