Since the 1990s, Blue Water has been involved in the global wind energy sector, which has grown ever since and continues to exhibit a huge increase. Built on previous experience, Vestas now entrusts Blue Water with a 5-year agreement on handling wind components at the Blue Water Terminals Esbjerg and the Blue Water BREB Terminals in Cuxhaven, Germany.
For many years, Vestas and Blue Water have worked closely together on global wind projects, but this contract is by far the most comprehensive that has been concluded between the two Danish companies. The agreement covers terminal handling of the heavy wind turbine components, stevedoring, storage and service for a 5-year period on all Vestas’ components, which are shipped to and from all over the world via Esbjerg and Cuxhaven.
“We are proud of this vote of confidence from Vestas who has entrusted us with this important task. Blue Water has been involved from the early days of the wind industry, and our colleagues at the ports and terminals have extensive experience and are prepared to solve the tasks safely and efficiently while contributing to the green transition.”Brian Sørensen, Global Category Head, Wind and Port Service, Blue Water.
Safety and quality are the crux
Blue Water and especially the Port Service teams keep a keen focus on safety and quality and conduct continuous training and education. Consequently, the number of damages to goods and personnel is minimal, and Blue Water’s solutions within wind logistics meet the highest international requirements and standards.
“We are looking forward to continuing the good cooperation we already have with Blue Water. Security and quality are Vestas’ priority, and we are convinced that at Blue Water we will get the right solution, and we are looking forward to continuing and expanding the collaboration for a long time to come.”Torben Andersen, Head Transport Procurement, Vestas.
The Port of Esbjerg is Denmark’s largest port. It is part of a specialised port network which plays a key role in the Danish and European wind sector. With an area of 4.5 million square meters, the Port of Esbjerg is the world’s largest base for wind activities and a forerunner in the European wind sector. The port in Cuxhaven is Germany’s largest wind terminal and perfectly located for transport to onshore and offshore projects.