EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH puts the servicebase in Port Mukran into operation – Base port for tenants Parkwind and Vestas
In the presence of Christian Pegel, Minister for Energy, Infrastructure and Digitization in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the lease agreement for the settlement was signed by the partners Mukran Port, EMO, Vestas and Parkwind in 2021. Today, the contracted construction company Mohrmann was able to ceremoniously hand over a symbolic key for moving into the service building. "We are pleased about the trust placed in us and that we can now put the new base into operation," explains Marcel Diekmann, Managing Director of Ems Maritime Offshore GmbH.
The lease agreement follows the conclusion of the financing agreements for the Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm, which is being built in the Baltic Sea, north-east of the island of Rügen. The project is in the construction phase and should be fully operational in 2023. Arcadis Ost 1 will generate renewable electricity for the needs of up to 290,000 homes.
Eric Antoons, Co-CEO of Parkwind explained: „With todays opening of our new service-hub Parkwind has reached an important milestone for our first german offshore windfarm. It underlines our long term commitment to the German market. With this modern and sustainable building direct at the quayside of the harbour, we are creating an attractive work environment for our colleagues.“ Francois Van Leeuw, Co-CEO of Parkwind adds: „Mukran is the best location to operate our current as well as potential future offshore windfarms in the Baltic Sea region. With the port's growing infrastructure and Germany's ambitions in offshore wind, we are ideally situated to further participate.“
Mayor Leon Kräusche emphasized: "For me, the development of Mukran Port is an affair of the heart." With the commissioning of the new service building for the supply of the Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm, Mukran Port is able to welcome three specialists from the wind industry. Krausche wished Parkwind, Vestas and EMO: "Good luck and lots and lots of wind."
About Arcadis Ost 1:
Arcadis Ost 1 is a 257 MW offshore wind farm being developed in Germany's territorial waters of the Baltic Sea, northeast of the island of Rügen. Arcadis Ost 1 was developed by Parkwind with the participation of PMV and OstseeWindEnergie GmbH, a project company of the three partners Oberhessische Versorgungsbetriebe AG, Stadtwerke Bad Vilbel and WV Energie AG. The wind farm is expected to be operational in 2023 and provide enough renewable electricity to power the equivalent of 290,000 homes.
Parkwind is an independent green energy company that develops, finances and operates offshore wind farms. With more than a decade of experience and 771 MW under management in the Belgian North Sea, Parkwind is currently expanding internationally. With active projects in various stages of development, such as Arcadis Ost 1 (DE) or Oriel (IRL), Parkwind will add another 1.1 GW of capacity under its management.
With its unique approach covering the entire offshore wind energy value chain, Parkwind has established itself as a reliable and competitive partner for communities, governments and suppliers worldwide to make green energy available and affordable for all.
Parkwind consists of more than 120 professionals working from offices in Belgium and Ireland. Parkwind manages the offshore wind energy activities of its Belgian shareholder Virya, owned by the Colruyt Group and Korys.
About EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH:
Ems Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) is a 100 percent subsidiary of the Aktien-Gesellschaft "EMS" and was founded in 2010 to expand the offshore activities of the AG "EMS" group. The energy of the future will largely be generated at sea. As a pioneer in terms of services for this future-oriented industry, EMO recognized and used the signs of the energy transition early on. The declared, long-term goal is to offer and establish tailor-made service solutions in the long term. EMO operates its own fleet of modern service ships under the German flag, which are adapted for use in the offshore wind farms of the North and Baltic Seas. In addition to the activities of a certified shipping company that focuses on the special requirements of offshore wind farms, EMO also provides extensive port services in various service ports near the wind farm cluster. This includes the provision of office, storage and external storage capacities as well as parking spaces and berths for service ships. In the Netherlands, EMO operates the Heliport Eemshaven. EMO's extensive service portfolio is rounded off by maritime coordination, which includes the control of all logistical processes and maritime surveillance by the in-house control center VENTUSmarine.
Vestas is the energy industry's global partner for sustainable energy solutions. They design, manufacture, install and service onshore and offshore wind turbines around the world. With more than 140 GW of wind turbines in 85 countries, Vestas has installed more wind turbines than anyone else. Through its industry-leading smart data capabilities and unprecedented number of more than 120GW of operational wind turbines, the company uses data tointerpret and forecast wind resources and provide best-in-class wind energy solutions. More than 29,000 Vestas employees bring sustainable energy solutions to the world.
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