Siemens commissions new offshore base port in Eemshaven

Wednesday, 6 April, 2016 - 11:00
From left to right: EMO General Manager Knut Gerdes and members of Siemens Nederland N.V. Martijn Boontjes (County Division Controller) and Jan Posthumus (Head of Operations) at the signing of the contract at 30th March 2016.
From left to right: EMO General Manager Knut Gerdes and members of Siemens Nederland N.V. Martijn Boontjes (County Division Controller) and Jan Posthumus (Head of Operations) at the signing of the contract at 30th March 2016.

Siemens wants to build a new offshore service hub in the Dutch port of Eemshaven. The site will be used as a base port for the operation and maintenance services that Siemens will supply for the Dutch Gemini wind farm.

Siemens Nederland N.V. signed a long-term contract with the Dutch subsidiary of EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH without disclosing the details, but the signing of the agreement was the official start to expand the EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) terminal in Eemshaven, Netherlands.

Until autumn, EMO will construct a 600 m² big warehouse in Eemshaven’s area of Beatrixhaven. Afterwards a two-floor office building with a usable area of 500 m² will be added that will also include changing rooms, showers, common rooms with kitchens, meeting rooms. According to EMO the building will also meet the latest energy standards and the high safety requirements of Siemens.

Since Siemens will supply 150 wind turbines for wind farm Gemini and will be responsible for operation and maintenance over the next 15 years, the company will use Eemshaven as a base port.  “We wanted a long-term solution which meets our values of Green Logistics and which lies in close proximity to the wind farm”, states Mikael Majgaard Project Manager of Siemens.

The terminal includes direct access to the water and offers plenty of room for various design possibilities. For the realization of the project the first 3,500 m² of a total area of 33,000 m² have been paved. The warehouse and the office building are both partially leased to Siemens and further clients may be attended at any time.

Tanja Peschel / EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH

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