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Ems Maritime Offshore GmbH or simply: EMO

Ems Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) is a fully-owned subsidiary of the shipping company Aktien-Gesellschaft "EMS", and was established in 2010 to expand the offshore activities of the AG "EMS" Group.

The energy of the future will to a large extent be generated at sea. As pioneers providing services for this future-oriented sector, EMO has recognised the signs of the energy turnaround at an early stage. Its declared long-term objective is to offer and establish customer-tailored service solutions sustainably. EMO operates its own fleet of modern service vessels flying the German flag, which are adapted for use in the offshore wind farms of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. In addition to the standard activities of a certified shipping company, specialising in the particular requirements of offshore wind farms, EMO also provides the comprehensive services required in various service ports close to the wind farm cluster. This includes the provision of office, storage and field warehouse capacities as well as parking spaces and berths for service vessels. In the Netherlands, EMO operates the new Heliport Eemshaven.  

The comprehensive EMO service portfolio is rounded off by maritime coordination, which includes the control of all logistical processes and maritime sea surveillance by the in-house control centre VENTUSmarine.

History and Milestones

The ten-year company history of the Ems Maritime Offshore GmbH is inseparable from the history of development
of offshore wind energy in Germany.

Click here to download an overview of our history: (Download PDF, 889 KB)


A Strong Network - Our Partners:

Aktien-Gesellschaft "EMS"

For over 125 years EMO’s parent company, a shipping company, has been operating the shipping lines from Emden and later also from Eemshaven (the Borkum line) to the North Sea island of Borkum.
The AG “EMS” corporation also includes Borkumer Kleinbahn und Dampfschifffahrt GmbH which operates Germany’s oldest island train, Ostfriesische-Flug-Dienst GmbH which provides air service to seaside resorts, Northern Helicopter GmbH, AG Ems Nederland B.V. as a Dutch subsidiary, Inselhotel VierJahresZeiten GmbH, which operates two four-star hotels on Borkum, and the shipping company Cassen Eils, which sails from Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Büsum, and Hooksiel to Heligoland as well as from Cuxhaven to Neuwerk.

WINDEA Offshore GmbH & Co. KG

WINDEA Offshore GmbH & Co. KG concentrates the services of its participating companies Bernhard Schulte Offshore, BUSS Offshore Solutions and Ems Maritime Offshore and, as the first contact point, minimizes the risk for them as client. The comprehensive services offered by WINDEA include, among other things, combined maritime technical services, medical emergency service, coordination services and advice, under the motto: multiple solutions - one source!

Ostfriesischer Flugdienst GmbH - OFD

This company in the AG “EMS” Group with its headquarters at Emden Airport is one of the oldest airlines in Germany. It offers flights to the largest East Frisian island of Borkum and to the island of Heligoland. Charter and cargo flights are also included in its services.