Milestone project in icy waters

Blue Water has provided turnkey logistics to the 42 MW “Tahkoluoto Offshore Windfarm” project

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The Blue Water Shipping team did a fantastic job with Tahkoluoto Offshore

07 August 2017 08:50

This was provided on behalf of Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy - a wind power production company owned by major Finnish city energy companies.

Tahkoluoto Offshore Windfarm is the first of its kind as the 10 x SWT-4.0-130 Siemens turbines being installed are designed to withstand the rough, cold and icy winters in Finland. During a three-month period, Blue Water Shipping took care of the onshore logistics on the wind turbine preassembly site of Tahkoluoto Offshore Wind Farm project, utilizing their own special equipment and local service providers. Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy was satisfied with the professionalism, quality and safety demonstrated by the team.

“The Blue Water Shipping team did a fantastic job with Tahkoluoto Offshore. They were willing to serve efficiently day or night, and had a positive attitude”, says Xavier De Meulder, Marine Operations Manager at Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy.

Another milestone

This is another milestone project within our mobile terminal solutions – where we provide equipment and skilled personnel in local ports worldwide - with support from our knowledge-based competence centres around the world – to ensure the proper experience, best service and solutions to offshore clients – in close cooperation with local partners.

Experts on site

On site in Finland Blue Water’s responsibility included transfer of the components to storage, upending, transfer to loadout position for the jack-up installation vessel “Vole Au Vent”. This was performed by our Terminal Operators and coordinated by our on-site Project Manager. 

As part of delivering the complete set-up, Blue Water’s Naval Engineers and HSSEQ Specialists were also involved in the project providing calculations and ensuring safety on site. 

The project was completed two weeks ahead of the initial schedule.

“We are very pleased and proud to have been part of this successful project. The close cooperation between Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy and the different contractors was perfect and everybody worked towards the common goal of completing the project according to schedule and always with safety as first priority,” says Rasmus Svane Nielsen, Blue Water’s Project Manager on site.

The “Tahkoluoto Offshore Windfarm” is expected to be operational later this year.

07 August 2017 08:50

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Contact

Peter Ehrhorn

Peter Ehrhorn

Global Director

Special Projects, Chartering & Wind Logistics

peeh@bws.net

+45 7913 4669

Peter was employed in 1995. He has been stationed in Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates. Today Peter is responsible for Special Projects, Wind Logistics and Chartering activities worldwide.