Buss Terminal in Eemshaven in the Netherlands is to serve as the base port for the foundations for the Hornsea Two offshore windfarm in the UK. The contract was awarded by DEME Offshore
The foundations for the project are being fabricated at EEW Special Pipe Constructions in Rostock, Germany. The transition pieces for the offshore windfarm are being fabricated at Bladt in Denmark and EEW Offshore Structures Britain.
Buss Energy Group managing director Martin Schulz said, “We are delighted to provide our services for this large-scale project. It underlines the combined strength of our project team in Hamburg and our terminal in Eemshaven.”
The windfarm, which is being developed by Ørsted, will have 165 Siemens Gamesa 8-MW turbines. With a total capacity of nearly 1.4 GW, Hornsea Two will span an offshore area of 462 km² and will be the largest offshore windfarm in the world when fully operational in 2022.
Having won the tender offer issued by DEME Offshore in February, Buss Terminal Eemshaven will be responsible for handling, storage and terminal logistics for all 165 monopiles and transition pieces.
Buss Terminal Eemshaven is on the north coast of the Netherlands, close to a number of offshore windfarms in the North Sea. The terminal has a storage area of approximately 250,000 m² and a 694-m quay that take loads of up to 35 tonnes/m² surface load. The terminal has already been used for many other offshore wind projects.