The Port of Rotterdam Authority has reached an agreement with Sif Holding NV regarding the lease of 20-ha of port site and a 200m stretch of deep sea quay at the Maasvlakte
Sif’s new lot is adjacent to its existing port site, where it assembles foundations for offshore wind turbines. Sif will use the site on behalf of clients active in the offshore wind power sector. The first project to be undertaken there will be handling and outloading a total of 94 monopiles destined for the Borssele 1 + 2 offshore wind farm, commissioned by Deme Offshore.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority (HbR) has made a strong commitment to the energy transition and aims to establish Rotterdam as Europe’s leading port in offshore wind and the offshore sector in general. Sif Group’s decision to establish and further expand its location in the port contributes to the ambition.
Together with its partners, the Port Authority will be working hard to promote offshore wind as the premier source of renewable energy. It will be focusing on a number of activities in this context: innovation, testing & demonstration, promotion and lobbying.
"Rotterdam’s extensive offer of repair and maintenance facilities, terminals and world-renowned maritime cluster, combined with the right physical infrastructure, make it an exceptionally attractive port for offshore wind," said HbR.