DHSS has announced that its new support base in Eemshaven will be used by offshore wind turbine manufacture MHI Vestas as a base for its turbine service operations. The base was constructed at the end of 2018 and features a temperature controlled warehouse, fluid tight yard and office facilities. MHI Vestas will use the offshore service hub in Eemshaven as the base for its turbine installation commissioning and subsequent 15-year O&M works on the 269 MW 252MW Deutsche Bucht wind farm. The German project will test a mono Bucket foundation structure under commercial operating conditions, with plans to feature two MHI Vestas V164-8.0MW in such conditions. In all, the offshore wind array will feature 33 MHI Vestas V164 wind turbines which are expected to generate enough sustainable energy to meet the needs of over 178,000 households. It will reduce C02 emissions by over 360, tonnes per year, supporting the German government’s CO2 reduction targets. “We wanted a long-term, sustainable solution situated at the most efficient distance from Deutsche Bucht. With DHSS, we have found a partner with a demonstrated history of working in Offshore Renewables as a provider for vessel and port agency, warehousing and helicopter logistics. This new facility and its location is a very good fit for us”, said Henrik Lehmkuhl, MHI Vestas Service Manager, Deutsche Bucht, & Troels Hovgesen, Commissioning Project Manager. “Port of Eemshaven is geographically ideal for the installation of offshore wind farms in Germany and North Netherlands. With this company milestone we’re demonstrating that the facility is also an A1 utilized port for both commissioning and O&M phases. With our long-term expertise in vessel & helicopter logistics, we are able to be a single point of contact in this important part of the supply chain”, said Wim Schouwenaar, CEO of DHSS. The Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project is progressing according to schedule. All 31 monopile foundations have been installed with the two mono bucket foundations scheduled to be installed in the coming months 2019. Project completion is expected by the end of 2019. For more information on offshore wind farm developments worldwide, click here. You can also view projects worldwide on 4C Offshores Interactive map.