Around a third of all the energy that is produced in the Netherlands comes from Eemshaven. With an installed capacity of 8,000 MW Eemshaven is an energy port of note. Major energy producers have invested billions of Euros in new power stations; an oil terminal was built; Google is expanding its immense data centre; and Eemshaven houses the largest onshore wind park in the Netherlands. The port also plays a prominent role in the development of wind parks at sea during their construction and the subsequent maintenance of the wind turbines.
Eemshaven lives and breathes offshore wind. The port has become a base, marshalling and service port for offshore windfarms especially in the German neighbouring part of the North Sea. Eemshaven is geographically well-situated for the offshore wind activities in the North Sea. Moreover, Eemshaven meets all maritime requirements and has the facilities regarding the assembly and shipping of wind turbines.
Since 2009 Eemshaven plays an important role regarding assembly and shipping activities of wind turbines, which results in an impressive track record of wind farms launched from Eemshaven: successively Alpha Ventus, Bard Offshore I, Borkum Riffgat, Borkum Riffgrund I, Trianel Windpark Borkum I, Global Tech I, Gemini, Gode Wind I & II, Veja Mate, Race Bank (UK), Nordsee One, Merkur Offshore, Borkum Riffgrund II, Hohe See, Albatros, Trianel Windpark Borkum II, Hornsea Two and Kaskasi.
Construction of the Hornsea Two (UK) wind farm has recently completed from Eemshaven. Hornsea Two is the world’s largest wind farm consisting of 165 turbines. The entire under-water part (165 monopiles and 165 transition pieces) was supplied from Eemshaven. At the moment wind farm Kaskasi is installed from Eemshaven and in the near future many offshore wind projects (e.g. NortH2) in which Eemshaven could fit as base or service port are planned.
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