Vlissingen, October 27th 2014 – VDS Staal- en Machinebouw (VDS) is very proud to announce that the second full-service terminal on the North Sea: VDS Offshore Construction Terminal Eemshaven, is fully operational. It is located at the Orange Blue Terminals (OBT) which is a perfect base for offshore logistics in the North Sea. VDS strikes up cooperation with the major stakeholder of OBT – the German company Buss Port Logistics (BPL)- in Eemshaven as well as in Vlissingen. “The expertises of Buss Port Logistics and VDS complement each other for the benefit of the customers”, said Heinrich Ahlers, CEO of BPL.VDS operates in the construction of offshore structures, bridge construction, shipbuilding and related activities.Buss Port Logistics has become one of the leading providers of offshore logistics for wind farms and for the offshore oil & gas industry in the North and Baltic Sea. With the settlement of VDS at Eemshaven the Orange Blue Terminal offers the full range of services for the offshore sector from engineering and constructional steelwork to storage and heavy lifts of up to 1, 200 tons.
VDS is an all-round professional partner in the development of steel and aluminum structures and machines, engineering, procurement, design, construction, production, manufacturing, conservation, assembly, start up and installation. VDS Offshore Construction Terminal Eemshaven is strategically located in the north of The Netherlands and, as well as the VDS Vlissingen location, excellently located on the North Sea. VDS Offshore Construction Terminal Eemshaven offers a site area of 30, 000 m2 and a transportable mobile hall of 60 x 22 x 12 meters (lxwxh, expandable) for warehousing/construction and painting activities.
“The extension of our facilities and locations is very important for VDS to answer the growing demand for excellent terminal facilities in the offshore market, ” said Robert van der Loos, CEO of VDS Staal- en Machinebouw. “VDS focuses on construction work for the offshore, we are specialized in offshore high voltage station transition pieces, blade racks, modules, jackets and ship repair. VDS Offshore Construction Terminal Eemshavenwill stimulate further increase of our activities, capacity and improvement of our competitiveness. During the last three months we have already successfully conducted various activities at VDS Offshore Construction Terminal Eemshaven, like the mobilization and demobilization of jack-up vessels. At the moment we are working on a new offshore wind project at VDS Vlissingen. We are responsible for construction work and logistics. More detailed information will follow soon.”
Facilities VDS Offshore Construction Terminal Eemshaven
Strategically located in the north of The Netherlands, VDS Offshore Construction Terminal Eemshavenoffers a 24/7 deep-sea construction terminal with a site area of 30, 000 m2 and a transportable mobile hall of 60 x 22 x 12 meters (lxwxh, expandable) for construction, warehousing, and painting activities. VDS in Eemshaven uses the quay and facilities of its offshore partner
Orange Blue Terminals B.V. (part of the Buss Port Logistics). The terminal has a project quay of 694 meters and a guaranteed draught of 14 meters llws, this second VDS location is an excellent additional base for onshore and offshore construction projects. VDS Offshore Construction Terminal Eemshavenis an ISPS certified terminal.
VDS Staal- en MachinebouwVlissingen
VDS is located in the ports of Vlissingen and Eemshaven. These excellent locations on the North Sea coast have direct access to open sea. Therefore, these terminals can be easily reached without locks, bridges or air draft restrictions. VDS in Vlissingen, the third largest port region of The Netherlands, has excellent hinterland connections by road (congestion-free), by rail and short-sea. VDS Vlissingen owns a quay of 250 meters with a guaranteed draught of 10.50 metresllws. VDS Vlissingen is an excellent base for every onshore and offshore construction project. VDS Vlissingen offers a site area of 130, 000 m2, a 21, 000 m2 warehouse (LME certified) and workshop areas of 7, 000 m2 and a paintshop of 7, 000 m2 (DNV-GL shop approval). VDS Vlissingen is an ISPS certified terminal.
VDS also has sales offices in Rotterdam and Harzgerode (DE). For further information about VDS Staal- en Machinebouw, please visit www.vdsstaalbouw.nl
Buss Port Logistics
Buss Port Logistics operates twelve multipurpose terminals in Germany, The Netherlands and Turkey. The logistics specialist handles every kind of cargo and provides all services along the entire logistics chain: stowing, lashing and securing and export packing. Buss Port Logistics develops and realizes tailor-made logistics solution – with its base, production, and service ports in Eemshaven, Sassnitz and Stade also in offshore logistics.