Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Project Freight Forwarding Specialist Ships Vital Parts for European Energy of the Future

Special Fastening System Engineered for Baltic Sea Transit
Shipping News Feature
DENMARK – GERMANY – Martin Bencher recently shipped the transition pieces for the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm on behalf of manufacturer Bladt Industries A/S from Denmark to Germany. The international freight forwarding group was responsible for the ocean transport and project management and the special projects team engineered, produced and installed a special sea-fastening system in the ocean-going vessel.

Nothing stirs the blood of shipping industry veterans like the sight of a big project forwarding shipment and Martin Bencher specialises in out of gauge and particularly heavy cargoes. The 60 x 300 tonne transition pieces form an essential part of the farm which is designed to supply renewable power to up to 400,000 homes each year and Arkona is a joint venture between E.ON and the Norwegian energy company Statoil.

The Arkona project is located 35 kilometres northeast of the island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea. It will have a set of 60 Siemens six-megawatt turbines with a combined capacity of 385 megawatts (MW) due to come on stream from 2019 onwards. Compared to conventionally produced electricity, Arkona will save up to 1.2 million tons of CO2 annually.

All of the massive transition pieces were transported in upright position requiring a full QHSE package complying with the high standards both of the project and the offshore industry generally, something the forwarder holds all the relevant ISO standards for.

Martin Bencher delivered full QHSE package complying with the high standards for the project and the offshore industry and an excellent YouTube video of the full movement can be viewed HERE.