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Van Oord is a leading global contractor in dredging, offshore oil and gas and offshore wind, and is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The company has a long and varied history in marine engineering, an industry that has its origins in the Netherlands. Over the past 150 years Van Oord, a family-owned business, has grown into one of the largest marine engineering companies in the world. The origins of Dutch marine engineering lie in the Netherlands’ unique location on the North Sea and its centuries-long battle against the water. Van Oord’s work is rooted in that battle. The history of the company is intertwined with the country’s biggest marine engineering projects, including the Nieuwe Waterweg Canal, the Delta Works, and the Port of Rotterdam’s Maasvlakte II expansion. These were projects that fuelled economic growth and kept the Dutch population safe from flooding. Since the late nineteenth century, the company has also applied its expertise abroad. Van Oord extended the port of Surabaya, constructed the Palm Islands in Dubai, dredged the Suez Canal, and installed the Gemini offshore wind park. They have gained a great deal of knowledge and experience over the years, and the company has grown to become one

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Hardly any industry is growing as fast as the offshore-wind energy sector. The helicopter operator HTM Helicopter Travel Munich GmbH, has supported offshore alternative energy from the very beginning. Today, the company is one of the leading providers for helicopter hoist-missions to offshore wind turbines and their substation platforms. PES is delighted to bring you this exclusive. It’s early in the morning on the airfield of the East Frisian City of Emden (EDWE) and even at this time there is a hustle and bustle. Ground handlers are towing helicopters over the apron, refueling them and the first passengers are arriving at the check-in area. A strong and cold wind is blowing, a perfect day for flying, at least for the HTM crews. As soon as the wind turbines are out of service and the waves too high to transport the trouble shooting teams, via CTV (a special Crew Transfer Vessel), the hour of action sounds for the Emden based helicopter operator. Time is money and an unserviceable wind energy plant produces costs instead of earning profit (12.000-30.000 euros a day on windy days). Therefore, the top goal of HTM is to serve their customers timely, safely with utmost flexibility flexible. One day offshore Normally

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In the last issue of PES Wind, Hans Gatzemeier, Managing Director of ELA Container Offshore GmbH, gave an exclusive interview. Amongst other things, he talked about their company background, offshore container solutions, HSE measures and employee training. Here is our follow-up, in which we are pleased to present our various container solutions provided by the ALLROUNDER, PREMIUM and PREMIUM PLUS. ELA Container GmbH, a family run company, was founded in 1972. It came from an idea to convert transport containers into functional, mobile multipurpose rooms. ELA Container Offshore was set-up in 2014, as a response to the special needs of the offshore industry. The aim was to provide the offshore business with compact container modules. Nowadays ELA has 600 employees, an international operation and has leased out more than 23,000 mobile units throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Thanks to our long-term experience in building container solutions, we have succeeded in developing a wide range of container types especially designed for the offshore industry. The standard system, already meets most customer requirements. The containers fulfil a wide range of individual needs and are equipped with a variety of facilities, meaning they can be used as: • Living quarters • Dining rooms • Kitchens • Bathrooms and toilet • Offices •

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Blaaholm designed and manufactured the Davit Crane because of the increased weight of future wind turbine components, which puts greater demands on crane capacity and the demand for savings on service costs from their customers. PES sat down with Torben Blaaholm to find out more about this crane’s innovative features. The new crane offers the following key features: a lifting capacity of 1000kg to 2000kg, automatic and manual overload protection systems and special features for easy access for the servicing. We also provide a special service through a partnership with Fanø Kran-Service, which provides great benefits for our customers. We developed the Davit Crane in cooperation with our customers in the wind industry, due to the increased weight on future components used in wind turbines, which places greater demands on the current onsite crane capacity. It’s is new to the market and the reduced service costs and competitive prices have secured early success. There are already signed contracts and we have been invited to tender on a significant number of offshore wind projects. Located in Esbjerg, Denmark, Blaaholm has developed and produced lifting equipment for the wind industry since 2008. We supply solutions worldwide within 4 business areas: tower production, wind industry, automation &

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Part of A. Silva Matos Group, founded in 1980, a family owned Portuguese Industrial Group operating in the steel industry worldwide, ASM Industries (ASMI) is a holding company that operates in the manufacturing of steel equipment for the renewable and marine industries. The company is nowadays a reference in the supply chain among the wind power industry. Since 2006, the company has already supplied more than 4000 steel wind tower sections worldwide, becoming a trustworthy, reliable and recognized partner. Over the years, the company has strategically invested in additional fabrication capacity as well as in innovation and technology, in order to be always able to fulfil the expectations of its clients and partners. It’s clear that the success is based on a solid and dedicated team, mixing the experience, know-how and the strong values of the A.Silva Matos Group, with the young, creative and ambitious team spirit. ASM Industries Being a manufacturer of heavy steel products, ASMI has its focus on three business lines: wind towers, offshore foundations and marine structures. To fulfil its business strategy, it has created industrial capacity in three operating units located in Portugal, a country with long tradition and experience in the steel works, served by a long Atlantic

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250,000 items, and now over 300 delivery partners – in the last two years the Hamburg-based wind energy products distributor WINDSOURCING.COM keeps on growing. These are exciting times for this go ahead company. This spring, for example, the Finnish abrasives manufacturer Mirka and Kömmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH joined as partners. Managing Director Stefan Weber explains the success of the company is due to the continuously growing product portfolio and simultaneously its proximity to customers, suppliers, manufacturers and products. Once again in September WINDSOURCING.COM will be at the leading trade fair, WindEnergy 2018, in Hamburg with a selection of its products and services. ‘We are not an anonymous internet platform,’ Stefan Weber explains the company’s success: ‘Our customers can contact us by phone or in person in several languages. Our products and services come with concrete faces and names that they can trust. The personal accessibility and relationship are very important, both for our customers and for us as a company.’ This is one of the reasons why participation in trade fairs, such as the WindEnergy in Hamburg, where the distributor has had its own booth since the first show in 2014, are important for the team: ‘People also want to touch products, and may have

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Offshore wind turbines are the giants of wind power and their construction is an impressive spectacle. Extremely heavy, massive components are moved on the water by even more powerful equipment. Over the past decade, the German company Schmidbauer GmbH & Co. KG has established itself as a logistics partner for the offshore industry. This company has not only continuously expanded its fleet of crane vehicles to meet the needs of the industry, but also invested in the service know-how of its personnel. New 6-axle Scheuerle SPMTs were purchased last year alone. So the crane and heavy-load expert is therefore in action at numerous European feeder ports and ports involved in the construction of offshore wind farms. Heavy load logistics for the Merkur offshore wind farm One of the current projects: the transhipment of transition pieces (TPs) for the Merkur offshore wind farm, at the Orange Blue Terminal in the Dutch port of Eemshaven. 66 ‘Haliade 150’ GE-type wind turbines, which should achieve a standard capacity of approx. 1750Gwh per year, are currently being constructed in the North Sea, about 45 kilometres north of the island of Borkum. The work for the construction of this wind farm started at the beginning of 2017 and it is expected

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Anders Helsinghoff Fjord, CEO at North Sea Hagland Shipbrokers (NSHS) is a regular participant in PES Wind. Here he gives us his thoughts on the company, the industry and the future. He has experienced many changes over the years. His company offers a variety of services to the offshore wind industry, which are backed up by years of experience and expertise. NSHS have worked in the offshore renewables industry worldwide since 2007 and are proud to be one of the preferred shipbrokers, supporting companies with the very important job of chartering or buying a vessel. The company was established in 1976 and after merging with Hagland our history goes back as far as 1872. We have continued to grow over the years and in 2018 we acquired a shipbrokering company in Germany. So now we have 2 employees in Hamburg, under GmbH. This has strengthened our position and now we can offer many services. Geographical location Our main renewables operation area is Europe, where we work mainly on projects in Denmark, Germany, UK and Norway. We are also very active in the US and Taiwan, where the renewables industry is developing quickly. We have sold over 1000 vessels worldwide and have closed charter agreements

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When CEO Mik Henriksen founded MHO-Co in 2015, he could not have known that in only three years, his vision of designing vessels of the best reliability and safety in the industry, and at a low cost, would be a reality. Today, boasting five vessels, having already reached the 2020 target, MHO-Co covers the demand for transportation between shore and wind farm in the ‘greenest’ and economically viable way. PES discovered the strategies necessary to fulfil the dream. With roots in working with aluminium ferries dating back to 1993, Mik Henriksen has dealt with all operational aspects since, maintenance, operation and commercially, and has been involved in designing and building fast ferries and CTVs. Previously COO for KEM-Offshore ApS (Esbjerg), a role in which he thrived and converted a 13-manned business to one of 70, Mr Henriksen has gained qualifications in both MBA (2013) and CBA (2015), which inspired him to create MHO-Co in October 2015. The goal was to primarily provide services to the wind farm industry, transporting personnel and equipment back and forth to offshore wind farms with the best reliability and safety in the industry, and low cost. With the expert team at MHO-Co sharing its knowledge of equipment,

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Jan De Nul Group was contracted by Ørsted to transport and install 36 monopile foundations and the scour protection works around all 56 foundations for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm. The cable installation works connecting the OWF to the offshore substation were also executed by Jan De Nul on behalf of TenneT. Thus, proving the efficiency of a bolted connection between MP and TP. Germany continues to invest in green energy. By early 2019 approximately 460,000 additional households will be provided with sustainable wind-generated electricity by the Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Wind Farm. Borkum Riffgrund 2 counts 56 Vestas turbines of 8MW each, resulting in a total capacity of 450 MW. Twenty turbines were installed on 50-metre-high jackets with 10-metre-high suction buckets. Thirty-six other turbines were placed on top of monopile foundations. In the summer of 2016, the owner and developer Ørsted Wind Power A/S awarded the contract for the installation of the monopile foundations to the Jan De Nul Group. The scope comprised the temporary storage, transport and installation of 36 monopile foundations (MPs), 36 Transition Pieces (TPs) bolted on top of the MPs, and the anode cages. The Jan De Nul Group was also responsible for the supply,

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