Borkum, 06th February 2017 // The EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) has secured a new charter contract through Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum for the provision of the crew transfer vessel, the WINDEA one.
The special ship transports service engineers as well as freight and supply goods into the offshore wind farm, approximately 45 km from the island of Borkum.
During the charter runtime, the WINDEA one will remain stationed on the North Sea island of Borkum and will have its own floating dock at the EMO in the Borkum shelter harbour.
Both the adjacent Offshore Service Base and also the floating dock are part of the facilities provided long‐term to the Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum by EMO.
“We are proud and delighted that the Trianel Team has once again placed its faith in us,” said Jan Heyenga, Head of Maritime Services. “The collaboration, which has now continued for four years, is ideal. During our daily operations, we see how important a well‐ coordinated and experienced Team comprising of the ship’s crew and service engineers is.”
The contract with Emden‐based EMO will now run until the end of 2019. “We are looking forward to having continuous employment for our fleet through this continuation into the fourth year,” said Knut Gerdes, EMO Managing Director.
The WINDEA one, a DAMEN FCS 2610 model, was put into service in 2013 and sails under the German flag.
The first development stage of the Trianel Windpark Borkum with 40 wind turbines and a total capacity of 200 MW was put into operation on 1 September 2015.
33 municipal utilities and regional energy providers from Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland and the municipal utility cooperation Trianel are involved in the first purely municipal offshore wind farm in the North Sea.