The largest wind farms at sea will be built off the coast of the Amsterdam metropolitan region in the coming decades. Offshore wind is therefore an enormous growth market for the region.
Offshore oil and gas
Due to its flexibility and customization, the Port of Amsterdam is a good outage location for organizations active in the offshore oil and gas industry. Strategically located near the North Sea and with a broad selection of terminal that support the offshore industry, including quays equipped for heavy cargo, Amsterdam is the ideal location.
Offshore repairs and decommissiong
Dozens of offshore ships enter Amsterdam for repairs en maintenance on a yearly basis. This happens, among others, at our clients Damen Ship repair and Oranjewerf, HORS, and Smalo. With a wide range of terminals that facilitate the offshore industry, including quays equipped for heavy cargo, Amsterdam is the perfect location for the repair and maintenance of ships.
Facilities in the area
- Deep-sea quays with a depth of up to 17 metres
- Available space for the development of offshore activities
- Wide variety of repair and maintenance sites and facilities
- Tide and weather-independent work area
- Jacking facilities in various locations
- Shore power connections available
The demobilisation of ships often happens in Amsterdam. The following ships have before:
- sea bed research
- installation activities
- inspection activities
- maintenance activities
Because of our proximity to one of the largest sea locks in the world, Amsterdam is the ideal location to prepare for projects, weather-independently. The area is also accustomed to 'jacking' for jack-up ships.
Port of Amsterdam has been in support of companies that are active in the offshore (wind) industry for years, as well as companies that want to establish their business in the region. Space has been reserved for this purpose, with 780 metres of quay (available starting from 2025) and 8 hectares of terrain.
The area is suitable for production, and storage and transhipment of components for the offshore industry. Moreover, there is a depth of 15 metres.
In the coming years, we are focused on constructing a quay, which will advance the accessibility of the area.
Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports
Port of Amsterdam works closely with Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports (AYOP). AYOPÂ is the network organisation of the North Sea Canal area in the field of offshore. More than 100 companies active in the maritime and offshore sector are affiliated to it.
The Amsterdam port and the energy transition
Renewable energy and renewable raw materials are the essential pillars for a new energy and industrial system to be built. In order to remain an energy port in the future, we are looking for new cargo flows and ways to generate sustainable energy. We do this together with the energy customers in the port and with other partners.
Eduard de Visser is Head of Strategy & Innovation at Port of Amsterdam. In this interview he explains how we, as a top-fossil products port, are turning into a sustainable energy port.
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