Experts in offshore wind logistics
Buss Offshore Solutions GmbH & Co. KG is a member of the Buss Group in Hamburg. It was founded in 1920 as a stevedoring company. Today, it is made up of several units, which are active in different areas of maritime logistics. One of them is the Buss Offshore Solutions GmbH.
Right from the start the company, which is also located in Hamburg, has been an active player in the offshore wind logistics industry, and has established itself successfully in this specific business sector. Focusing on heavy, challenging loads, a team with international experience develops tailor-made logistic solutions for its customers.
Buss Offshore Solutions handles the project planning and management at all stages between the manufacturing plants and the offshore installation sites: from handling, trans-shipment and interim storage to pre-assembly, maintenance and the required engineering services.
This logistics consultant has its own terminals such as the Orange Blue Terminal, Eemshaven in the North Sea and the Mukran Port Terminals, Sassnitz in the Baltic Sea.
Additionally Buss Offshore Solutions offers its know-how by consulting international clients during all stages of port development, project preparation or project execution.
Meanwhile we have successfully completed our fourteenth major project, including various offshore wind projects such as Veja Mate, Gemini, GodeWind, and many more. We were responsible for all kinds of logistics and project management services, related to the handling and transshipment of the world’s heaviest monopiles in the offshore industry so far.
2017 was another successful year for us. The year started with project planning and management of base port services for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm. Nordsee One comprises 54 wind turbines from Senvion, which adds up to a total of 378 main components. We were in charge of the planning and coordination of all services required prior to the start of project and at the terminal.
These services were the preparation of the area, transport and interim storage on the terminal premises, the pre-assembly of the complete towers and rotors on site and the subsequent delivery of components to the quayside. Buss Offshore Solutions managed this project in close cooperation with its Orange Blue Terminal.
After completing Nordsee One, the Merkur wind farm project started immediately. We took over the project planning and management for the base port operations as well as the engineering works of the tower foundations and also assisted Orange Blue Terminal with the storage design and layout. Merkur wind farm will encompass 66 GE Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines. The estimated completion date will be the end of 2018.