With a new agreement, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind more than doubles the area leased at the Port of Esbjerg, thereby strengthening its co-operation with the port. The facilities will be used for pre-assembly and shipment of offshore wind turbine components.
The company was one of the first to move into the new East Port in 2013, and since then five projects have been executed from the facility. Operations have continued to grow, and MHI Vestas will now use the additional area that for pre-assembly and shipment of offshore wind turbine components.
The total space of the MHI Vestas site will expand from 54,200 m² to 138,200 m² and will include an extra quay space for the execution of multiple projects simultaneously.
Pre-assembly for the 165-MW Nobelwind project (Belgium) will commence at the site in June, with work beginning on the 400-MW Rampion project (UK) in September.
“We are pleased to be able to partner with the Port of Esbjerg to more than double our footprint on site,” said Bo J. Bjerregaard, Director, Pre-Assembly & Projects, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, and continues: “Pre-Assembly is a critical aspect of our business and therefore it is essential to have a dedicated site onshore, with the necessary infrastructure where we can prepare our components for offshore installation.”
He added: “This will ensure we can minimize time spent offshore, and thereby reducing installation costs. We are preparing for a busy period where we will execute several projects from Esbjerg and we highly appreciate the infrastructure investment and the flexibility shown by the Port of Esbjerg in supporting our asset light operations.”
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