DHSS and Bek & Verburg settle in at Port of Eemshaven

DHSS and Bek & Verburg settle in at Port of Eemshaven

After opening a new Ships Agency office in March this year, DHSS presence in Port of Eemshaven is taking the next step by having a new build facility constructed at an A1 location in Beatrixhaven, at the heavy cargo quayside in Port of Eemshaven. On 21st September 2017, Groningen Seaports has officially transferred an A1 location of 10,000m2 in Beatrixhaven to Bek & Verburg, with whom DHSS will construct a new Offshore service base.

Development and construction work, which is ongoing and executed by Versluys Groep, consists of a warehouse building and offices totaling 1,800m2. The complete yard and warehouse area will be consisting out of a fluid tight floor and will meet the strictest environmental requirements. It will completely fulfil the requirements for an Offshore Windpark service hub. These requirements are based on detailed know-how and experience of both DHSS and Bek & Verburg.

In front of the new base, with preferred quayside for deep sea related vessels, is a heavy load quayside with the possibility for near quay jacking.

“We are excited, that, after a few years of investigating, while operating in Port of Eemshaven as a Ships Agency, we finally move to this ISPS location, which has great opportunities for us in our development in the Offshore Wind Industry as a vessel agency and port service provider, which has celebrate her 20th Anniversary in 2017. With our major experience in Offshore helicopter logistics as well, DHSS is the single source when it comes to logistics and planning by sea and air in this industry,” says Wim Schouwenaar, CEO and founder of DHSS. “DHSS is based in all strategic ports in The Netherlands, when it comes to Offshore Energy. With this new location at one of the best quaysides in Port of Eemshaven, for vessel assistance in segments of construction and O&M phase of Windfarms at Dutch and German sector, we are able to accelerate together with the major players in the Industry. We have managed to bring along to Eemshaven, a company which brings value added services to Groningen Seaports but also its clients visiting the port”.

Bek & Verburg, a specialist in waste collection and segregation, with its home base in Port of Rotterdam, started more than 55 years ago with collecting waste with so-called garbage vessels. Nowadays, Bek & Verburg runs various ‘green’ environmental waste collecting vessels, which segregate waste already on board to easily further segregate waste in their shore terminals. Shore waste containers and Offshore certified waste containers can be used by vessels, to dispose their various waste in an environmental manner.

“With our new location in Port of Eemshaven, a next chapter arises for our company. Capitalizing on the growth of the Offshore Wind Industry, we are an important link with this location. With the expertise that we have built up over the past 55 years, we can ensure that 93% of all waste will find a useful (recycled) application. This way, we can, as a link within the Offshore Wind Industry, ensure that not only the energy itself is green, but also the waste which is released on a green way can be collected and processed.”

“With the opening of this new location we are active in almost all sea ports of The Netherlands” said Daan van Mullem, owner of Bek & Verburg. “I see this as a big step forward in our company and we are going to make sure that the port of Eemshaven and Delfzijl are going to be a bit greener. By establishing near the source, on a perfect location in the Beatrixharbour, we can make sure that the waste is collected and processed as soon as possible on a neat way.”

Planning is that the new facility will be operational in Q1 2018. “We are ready for it!”

Artist impression new build facility DHSS/Bek & Verburg in Beatrixhaven in port of Eemshaven