Port Services & Agency
Georgia’s largest project of the 21st century
The flexibility of Blue Water was important for this project as unexpected assignments were added ongoingly
We were available 24/7 to be able to act swiftly to all challenges
JV Baltic II Foundations (joint venture between Hochtief and Geosee) and Blue Water have cooperated on the project of shipping 41 jacket-type foundations from Lindo to the Baltic II wind farm in the Baltic Sea.
"The project cannot be compared with any other project that we have handled as new and unexpected assignments were added constantly. That is why our flexibility was so important. We were available 24/7 to be able to act swiftly to all challenges. We have the competences and employees to solve this sort of complex projects in the best way possible for our clients, and we expect further projects of this kind in the future", says Kim Thygesen, General Manager of Blue Water Lindo.
During the project period from the summer of 2014 until January 2015, JV Baltic II Foundations was offered office facilities in-house at Blue Water Lindo.
"The availability and assistance from Blue Water has been well appreciated throughout the project and has definitely contribute to speed up the load-outs of the jacket-foundations", says Lutz Stehmeier, Senior Site Manager, JV Baltic II Foundations.
Blue Water also coordinated accommodation for all staff and the cooperation developed as the project progressed.
"During the entire project, we have cooperated on the technical management and the operation of the barges and tug boats which were used for the transports. This included ballasting of the barges before, during and after loading, welding tests, securing of the foundations and port agency for the tug boats. We cooperated with several ports such as Trelleborg, Malmö and Korsor where the barges called into port for technical upgrading or when they were unable to continue their course towards the installation area due to bad weather. We have therefore also made use of Blue Water's international network to receive assistance from our colleagues in Copenhagen and Malmö", says Kim Thygesen.
The foundations were sailed from Lindo to the Baltic Sea. Here, the wind farm will, in total, have 80 x 3.6 MW turbines installed. The remaining turbines will be installed on monopiles which are shipped out of Rostock.
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