OMM to Open New Office in Germany
UK based Offshore Marine Management (OMM) is significantly expanding its business in the German sector via the establishment of its first Operational Support Base at Cuxport.
OMM’s German subsidiary; Offshore Marine Services GmbH (OMS) is also investing in its headquarters in the City of Bremen by recruiting new permanent staff including John Grimmond as Business Development Manager.
The Operational Support Base will support OMS’ aspirations to be a key supplier of Installation along with Operations and Maintenance services to the German offshore wind sector. The base at Cuxport is an average sailing time of four hours to the German Bight’s wind farms and includes 12,000 m2 of prime quayside land, a minimum quayside water depth of 8m, ample public quay wall and office space. A long term agreement ensures OMM’s position within the German market for many years to come.
Eckhard Bruckschen, the Director of Operations for OMM and OMS summed up the development by saying “With the Bremen Office, Operational Support Base at Cuxport and the Nordenham cable storage facility all in place this means OMS is ready to react for its clients with a flexible range of services.”
This significant commitment to the German market from OMS enables them to offer full personnel processing from onshore to offshore, stores handling, logistics handling, and vessel management.
The initial phase of the base development will include significant covered and uncovered storage for components and spares, as well as the establishment of a bespoke crew vessel transfer system. As part of the agreement OMS has secured a handling contract from Cuxport itself and a marine vessel agency agreement with Rhenus Logistics.
Stephen Bolton, Director of Operations and Maintenance said the intention at Cuxport is to develop a world class O&M facility utilising OMM’s unique mix of bespoke marine management software, new build vessels and an independently verified Inspection, Maintenance and Repair solution for proactive sub-sea O&M, building a long term future within the German offshore wind industry.
Source: eeegr, August 11, 2011