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EnBW picks port agents

Emden based container handling company Ems Ports Agency & Stevedoring Beteilgungs GmbH & Co. KG (epas) has been commissioned to support the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farm. The work was issued by German energy company EnBW and is expected to start at the beginning of September for a period of five years.

epas will be responsible for port logistics for both projects during the operations for the first five years. The main task include the loading and unloading of the Service Operations Vessel (SOV) as well as quay to ship transfers of materials, containers and passengers and customs clearance.

According to EnBW, Hohe See and Albatros will be gird connected and ready to generate power towards then end of 2019. The 497MW Hohe See wind farm is located 90km from the shore and is to consist of 71
SWT-7.0-154 turbines. The Albatros wind farm is located a further 10km from the shore and consists of 16 of the same model turbines with an overall capacity of 112MW.

The projects are being constructed together and combined are expected to supply around 710,000 households with electricity once completed. Foundation installation is underway with turbine installation scheduled to start in spring 2019 and is to be completed by
Blue Tern and Brave Tern.

For more information on offshore wind farms construction vessels,
click here. Alternatively you can view projects worldwide using 4C Offshores interactive map.

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