Blue Water BREB signs long-term lease for space at berth no. 9.1

Transport and storage of offshore and onshore components are the core business

Photo: from the left Arne Ehlers, Managing Director of Blue Water BREB GmbH; Knut Kokkelink; site manager for Cuxhaven of Niedersachsen Ports; Brian Sørensen; Head of Business Development; Blue Water Shipping A/S; Holger Banik; Managing Director of Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG and JadeWeserPort Realisierungs GmbH & Co. KG

The leased port space in the middle of the German Offshore Industry Centre in Cuxhaven measures roughly 35,000 square meters. It lies directly adjacent to berth no. 9.1 with its 142 meter long heavylift-capable quay wall and its waterside depth of 7.4 meters. This is where Blue Water BREB – acting as a terminal operator and port agency – is looking to develop its business activities at its main location. The contract for the lease of the foregoing space was signed by Blue Water BREB and port operator Niedersachsen Ports (NPorts) on 23 May 2019 at the Breakbulk industry get-together in Bremen, right at the joint Seaports of Lower Saxony trade-show booth.

“After its establishment in late 2016, this is the first time that we, as Blue Water BREB, have signed a long-term lease for port space. We made a conscious decision in favour of Cuxhaven. We want to stay and grow here,” said Arne Ehlers, Managing Director of Blue Water BREB.

The main business activities of Blue Water BREB involve transporting and storing wind energy components. While its focus was initially on offshore wind energy, the importance of onshore transportation has grown in recent years. In total, more than 2,000 large-scale components are transhipped via Cuxhaven, including transition pieces, rotor blades and nacelles.

“Blue Water BREB is a local, internationally active partner for growing transhipment activities. Together with our high-performing, reliable infrastructure, we’re ensuring that we have a lively port,” said Holger Banik, Managing Director of Niedersachsen Ports.

 

 

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