Buss Port Logistics Handles the World's Heaviest Monopiles

Port handling and shipping under one contract

Hamburg – The Hamburg-based Buss Port Logistics has successfully completed the near-shore logistics and storage operations for the future Veja Mate offshore windpark. Since early March, Buss Port Logistics' offshore team managed the project and was responsible for all handling and shipping of the 67 monopiles – that each weigh up to 1.300 metric tons, from receipt at the factory in Rostock up until delivery to the installation vessel at the company's own Orange Blue Terminal (OBT) in the Dutch Port of Eemshaven.

Buss Port Logistics took over the steel pipes – each with a length of up to 84.5 meters and a diameter of up to 7.8 meters directly from the EEW Special Pipe Constructions at the Port of Rostock, and loaded them onto the waiting barge. "This is the first time we offer the complete package, including shipping and all transport services. This includes the chartering of the barge and tug, as well as the route and journey planning. For the execution, we worked closely with our partner Otto Wulf GmbH & Co. KG," explains Martin Schulz, Head of Offshore Logistics.

The shipment from Rostock to the OBT in Eemshaven is carried out as a near-shore transport. At OBT, the entire terminal logistics is in the hands of Buss Port Logistics – from discharging to the storage on custom-built sand dunes (gravel dunes), to the quay-side staging for loading onto the installation vessel.

Within the last years, Eemshaven developed into one of the most important base ports for the offshore wind industry. The Veja Mate offshore windpark will be installed by Offshore WindForce (OWF) approximately 130 kilometers north of Eemshaven in the German part of the North Sea.

Buss Port Logistics to increase the offshore focus

Buss Port Logistics relies on new equipment for the monopiles transport in Rostock. “We have made a significant investment in SPMT (Self Propelled Modular Trailers) axle line units,” Martin Schulz points out “not just for this contract, but also for the future. We are committed to strengthening our value proposition to the offshore sector even further.”

About Buss Port Logistics

Buss Port Logistics develops tailor-made transport solutions for all kinds of cargo – at their own terminals, on site at the customer's facility or at any other place for that matter. The logistics expert operates efficient multi-purpose terminals for general and bulk cargoes, heavy lift cargo, containers, project cargo, and offshore wind components, with locations in Germany, the Netherlands and Turkey. Additional port-specific services, such as stowage, lashing and securing, complete the portfolio. Buss Port Logistics also plans and develops new port facilities, and operates base ports, manufacturing ports and service ports as an offshore logistics company in Eemshaven in the Netherlands and at several other locations in Germany.

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