Home port of the offshore wind energy industry
At present, the southern part of the container terminal and the so-called ABC-Halbinsel are being used for the shipment of components for offshore wind turbines (foundation structures, towers, nacelles and rotor blades) and other parts of offshore wind farms (transformer substations). This is only an interim solution, however. Owing to the existing need to use these areas for container and automobile transhipment, and also to avoid transfers from the southern part of Bremerhaven to the north, the Offshore Terminal Bremerhaven (OTB) is being built.
The OTB has the function of a “goods handling zone” for the companies manufacturing in Bremerhaven and will play a key role in reducing the logistics costs incurred in the erection of an offshore wind farm. The industrial areas directly adjacent to the OTB offer space for the expansion projects of both resident companies and newcomers.
In a landmark decision regarding financing on 4 December 2012, Bremen’s government decided in favour of building the Offshore Terminal. The construction costs for the quay are earmarked at 180 million euro.
Plan approval decision: December 2015
Start of construction: has taken place, currently halt of construction because the project is complained
Further information about the offshore wind industry in Bremerhaven