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ROBUR & SSC Wind to combine into biggest independent German service provider for wind energy services

The management teams of SSC Wind and ROBUR announced the signing of an agreement to combine into the leading, independent German service provider for wind energy services. The transaction is expected to be executed by the end of November. Amongst other, SSC Wind acts as a leader in on- and offshore installation of wind turbines as well as service engineering provider for wind turbines. ROBUR WIND (consisting of ROBUR companies WKA and ROSCH) is leading the fields of blade maintenance as well as on- and offshore maintenance services. Together, the merged ROBUR WIND will become a full-service provider of market-leading solutions to its growing list of customers.

Buss Offshore Solutions and IDEA establish Joint Venture for French Market

Buss Offshore Solutions and IDEA Groupe establish Joint Venture Buss IDEA Offshore / bundling the experience and core competencies of both companies ensures comprehensive logistics support for French offshore wind market / service portfolio covers logistics services for nearshore and base harbor logistics for the installation phase as well as holistic services for the operation and maintenance phases

NHC – an example for continuous expansion

German offshore helicopter operator Northern Helicopter expands its business with another helicopter and a second Managing Director.

EMS Maritime Offshore extends contract with Nordsee One

Nordsee One GmbH is counting on a long-term collaboration with EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO), based in Leer/Emden. On 31/08/2018, EMO signed an extension of its charter contract for MS ‘Windea Four’ with Nordsee One GmbH until 2026. The specialist vessel was developed for use in offshore wind farms and has been outstandingly successful. What made this occasion even more special is that it coincided with the christening of her sister ship MS ‘Windea Six’. EMO’s crew transfer vessel (CTV) ‘Windea Four’ has already been working for the wind farm operator Nordsee One GmbH out of Norddeich since June 2016. The ship transports service technicians and freight to the wind farm of the same name, ‘Nordsee One’, 40 km to the north of the island of Juist. The owners of the wind farm are Northland Power with an 85% share and innogy with 15%.

Sixth catamaran christened for Ems Maritime Offshore

EMO supplies a crew transfer vessel for the operational phase of offshore wind farm ‘Nordsee One’ EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) marked the occasion of Harbour Day in Leer by christening the new addition to its fleet, the crew transfer vessel (CTV) ‘Windea Six’, in the harbour. Member of the German Parliament Gitta Connemann was delighted to assume the honour of christening the ship, especially in her hometown of Leer. When asked how one could become a ship’s godmother, Connemann said: “You mustn’t have red hair like a ship’s kobold.” But a kobold must have stowed away somewhere, for the champagne bottle only burst on the second attempt. EMO has been working for the ‘Nordsee One’ wind farm with MS ‘Windea Four’ since the start of the construction phase in 2015; the Emden-based company has now secured a contract with the operator Senvion GmbH from Hamburg to provide a CTV during the wind farm’s operational phase. EMO has therefore added a catamaran from the Strategic Marine shipyard in Singapore to its fleet. ‘Windea Six’ will go into service out of Norddeich for at least three years, starting immediately.

GWO Trainingsmodule in Eemshaven – die German Wind Academy GmbH erweitert ihren Standort

Elsfleth – August 2018: Auch 2018 hat die German Wind Academy (GWA) die Zertifizierung der Global Wind Organisation (GWO) für ihre Module Basic und Refresher am Standort Elsfleth erfolgreich durchgeführt. Neu dazugekommen ist in diesem Jahr der Offshore Standort Eemshaven in den Niederlanden. Ab sofort bietet die German Wind Academy in direkter Nähe zur Kaikante ihren Kunden die GWO-Module: „First Aid“, „Fire Awareness“ und „Manual Handling“ an. Das Modul „Working at Heights“ ist in der Vorbereitung und wird zeitnah mit entsprechendem Trainingsequipment ebenfalls in Eemshaven starten. Durchgeführt werden die Trainings im Beatrixhaven auf dem Gelände unseres Partners der EMS Maritime [...]

Bernhard Schulte orders 3rd Service Operation Vessel (SOV)

Bernhard Schulte Offshore (BSO) has won GE Renewable Energy’s tender to provide a new-build Service Operation Vessel (SOV) to support the maintenance of the 66 Haliade 150-6MW turbines located 28 miles from Germany’s Borkum Island. The total capacity of 396MW will produce enough power for almost half a million homes. BSO’s winning bid showcased the Schulte Group as a strong partner with a track-record in the operation of SOVs in several wind farms and included a proven vessel design build by the Ulstein yard which is known for high quality and on-time delivery.

EMS Maritime Offshore expands fleet

New addition of a Multi-Role Support Vessel Emden/Knock On Friday, 15 June 2018, a new ship of the EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) and Van Laar Maritime BV was christened at Knock in Emden with the name ‘EMSWIND’. Godmother Marie-Luise Hapig was visibly overjoyed at the honour of christening the ship and wished the new addition: ‘May you always have a safe journey and a hand-span of water under the keel.’

EMO Ltd. delivers Eemshaven Offshore Service Base to Merkur Offshore GmbH

After only six months under construction, the second Offshore Base for the Ems Maritime Offshore Ltd.(EMO) in Eemshaven has been completed. The building was officially handed over to EMO on 26 April 2018 by Deputy Director Geert-Jan Huiges from general contractor BV Bouwbedrijf Kooi Appingedam. Merkur Offshore has agreed a long-term contract with EMO to build and operate a service hub on its behalf. In future, the building will be used by GE Renewable Germany GmbH.

Orange Blue Terminal in Eemshaven Signs Contract with GeoSea for Windfarms Hohe See and Albatros

Scope includes port logistics services for 88 wind turbines needed for windfarm Hohe See and Albatros / components will be transported by barges to Orange Blue Terminal  in 2018 / Buss Offshore Solutions supports as project manager(...)