Dutch logistics company XELLZ has acquired 100,000 m2 of land to add to its existing 200,000 m2 already secured at the port of Rosslare, Ireland
The decision to obtain the land has also progressed plans to create a free zone at Rosslare Europort and the Europort Business Park.
Following the recent announcement by Iarnród Éireann that Rosslare Europort is to undergo a major transformation with a €30M (US$34M) investment, XELLZ says it wants to secure the port’s position as a competitive offshore wind hub by developing a free zone.
Free zones are secured customs areas within the European Union where non-Union goods can be introduced free of import duties, charges (taxes) and commercial policy measures. These goods may, following time in the free zones, be released to the domestic market (subject to payment of import duties and other charges).
This will give companies who locate in the Rosslare Europort Business Park Free Zone the ability to operate and install offshore windfarms in a cost-effective and competitive manner.
Numerous offshore windfarms are to be installed and operated in Ireland, the UK, and across the continent.
Through its offshore services subsidiary 24shore SBS and XELLZ Ireland, XELLZ will establish an offshore wind supply base to serve and support future offshore windfarms.
XELLZ said the base will provide ample storage and assembly areas to manage the wind turbines, transition pieces and mobilisation equipment.
There will also be areas for companies providing maintenance, operational and repair services to this budding renewable energy market.
In June, Riviera held a series of webinars on offshore wind. These are available to view in our webinar library