Expertise Hub VIDEO: Spotlight on Offshore Center Rotterdam

The Port of Rotterdam’s Offshore Center (OCR) project, conducted by the PUMA consortium (Boskalis and Van Oord), is progressing rapidly as the contractor already completed the Phase 1 of this capital development program.

Land reclamation works on the site of the Offshore Center Rotterdam were started without any client commitment because we believe the center will be in demand with the offshore wind industry,” said Joost Eenhuizen, Business Manager, Maritime & Offshore Industry at the Port of Rotterdam.

Several companies have shown interest in establishing their presence at the center already, and the discussions are ongoing, according to Eenhuizen.

The construction of the quay wall at the site needs to be backed by client commitment, and is currently scheduled to start by mid-2018.

Eenhuizen added that the Offshore Center Rotterdam was designed based on input received from the industry and that the center is being built to be future-proof and able to handle the ever-increasing vessels and components used in the offshore wind industry.

70 hectares of land, 1,600 meters of quay

Offshore Center Rotterdam (OCR) will be located in Princess Alexiahaven against the seawall, near the berth of the Pioneering Spirit.

The port said that this will be a center where leading businesses work together in the offshore wind, decommissioning and oil and gas markets with activities such as construction, assembly, heavy lift, logistics, mobilizations and demobilizations.

The plan is that the first businesses will become operational on OCMV2 in the course of 2019.

OCR location, Image source: Port of Rotterdam

For more Expertise Hub interviews, visit Navingo’s Offshore WIND channel on Vimeo

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