September 13 - BOW Terminal (Breakbulk and Offshore Wind Terminal), is a new terminal that has been developed in Vlissingen seaport, part of Zeeland Seaports, to support the construction of wind farms at sea.
The terminal in Westhofhaven will serve as operating base for the preparatory work needed for the construction of offshore wind farms and includes a permanent heavy lift capacity, 340m of reinforced quay that will be reserved fully for this purpose, 20 ha of space for storage and transshipment and an open connection with the sea.
Through the initiative, Zeeland Seaports hopes that its ports will gain an increased profile as a location for the offshore wind industry.
"Considering the growing market in the construction of wind farms at sea, we expect there to be a good market for such an offshore terminal, certainly in view of the very favourable nautical location, facilities and possibilities for expansion", according to Robert van der Loos (pictured below), managing director of the Bow Terminal and member of the European Wind Energy Association.
Managing director of Zeeland Seaports, Hans van der Hart, is extremely pleased about the arrival of the new terminal. "The existing companies in our port area are the engine of the Zeeland economy and we welcome every new firm that can contribute further to this with open arms. This initiative also fits in perfectly with our ambitions to develop further as a sustainable port".