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Dachser aims for emission-free deliveries

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By the end of 2022, Dachser deliveries to the city centers of at least eleven European metropolitan regions will be emission-free.

To date, DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery has been implemented in Stuttgart, Freiburg, and Oslo. Preparations are now also underway in Berlin, Munich, Strasbourg, Paris, Prague, Copenhagen, Madrid, and Porto.

DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery means that Dachser delivers all shipments emission-free as standard in a defined downtown area, usually the city center with pedestrian zones. No air pollutants or greenhouse gases are released locally. In addition, there are fewer noise emissions. In December 2018, the pilot project in Stuttgart won an award in a competition for sustainable urban logistics held by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment.

For DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery, Dachser redefined its logistics processes for city-center groupage deliveries. Based on a modular system, the company uses battery-electric vans and trucks as well as electrically assisted cargo bikes, each tailored to local requirements. The bikes are specially designed for groupage and palleted goods weighing up to 250 kilograms. While the e-trucks supply microhubs—small warehouses near the city center—or directly deliver goods that are not suitable for bicycles due to their weight or dimensions, the cargo bike routes start at the microhub and primarily serve pedestrian zones.


“Our move to expand DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery to at least eleven European cities by the end of 2022 is the prelude to a series of measures that we will implement in the coming years as part of our long-term climate protection strategy,” explains Stefan Hohm, Chief Development Officer, who is responsible for climate protection at Dachser together with CEO Burkhard Eling. “In doing this, we’re relying above all on efficient logistics and technical innovations. Rather than going down this path alone, we want to work together with customers and partners who are also keen to actively shape how logistics moves to adopt low- and zero-emission technologies. We are convinced that this is the only way to achieve the 2-degree target set by the Paris Agreement as well as the climate protection targets of the European Union and many other countries over the medium and long term.”
“Active climate protection is part of Dachser’s inclusive responsibility. At the same time, our commitment fulfills the expectations of our customers and stakeholders, thus ensuring the company’s long-term sustainability,” adds Burkhard Eling, CEO of Dachser. “To this end, we’ve defined four key fields of action that we’re addressing as part of our climate protection strategy: process efficiency, energy efficiency, research and development, and corporate citizenship. We understand this last field to be a commitment to society and social issues that goes beyond our business interests—for example, the work we’ve been doing since 2005 with the children’s aid organization terre des hommes on three continents.”

 
 

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By the end of 2022, Dachser deliveries to the city centers of at least eleven European metropolitan regions will be emission-free.

To date, DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery has been implemented in Stuttgart, Freiburg, and Oslo. Preparations are now also underway in Berlin, Munich, Strasbourg, Paris, Prague, Copenhagen, Madrid, and Porto.

DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery means that Dachser delivers all shipments emission-free as standard in a defined downtown area, usually the city center with pedestrian zones. No air pollutants or greenhouse gases are released locally. In addition, there are fewer noise emissions. In December 2018, the pilot project in Stuttgart won an award in a competition for sustainable urban logistics held by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment.

For DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery, Dachser redefined its logistics processes for city-center groupage deliveries. Based on a modular system, the company uses battery-electric vans and trucks as well as electrically assisted cargo bikes, each tailored to local requirements. The bikes are specially designed for groupage and palleted goods weighing up to 250 kilograms. While the e-trucks supply microhubs—small warehouses near the city center—or directly deliver goods that are not suitable for bicycles due to their weight or dimensions, the cargo bike routes start at the microhub and primarily serve pedestrian zones.


“Our move to expand DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery to at least eleven European cities by the end of 2022 is the prelude to a series of measures that we will implement in the coming years as part of our long-term climate protection strategy,” explains Stefan Hohm, Chief Development Officer, who is responsible for climate protection at Dachser together with CEO Burkhard Eling. “In doing this, we’re relying above all on efficient logistics and technical innovations. Rather than going down this path alone, we want to work together with customers and partners who are also keen to actively shape how logistics moves to adopt low- and zero-emission technologies. We are convinced that this is the only way to achieve the 2-degree target set by the Paris Agreement as well as the climate protection targets of the European Union and many other countries over the medium and long term.”
“Active climate protection is part of Dachser’s inclusive responsibility. At the same time, our commitment fulfills the expectations of our customers and stakeholders, thus ensuring the company’s long-term sustainability,” adds Burkhard Eling, CEO of Dachser. “To this end, we’ve defined four key fields of action that we’re addressing as part of our climate protection strategy: process efficiency, energy efficiency, research and development, and corporate citizenship. We understand this last field to be a commitment to society and social issues that goes beyond our business interests—for example, the work we’ve been doing since 2005 with the children’s aid organization terre des hommes on three continents.”

 
 

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May 12, 2021 |

OHT secures bank financing

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OHT announces that its wholly-owned ship owing company OHT Alfa Lift AS (“the Company”) has today received and accepted a firm offer, subject to satisfactory documentation, for a USD 135,000,000 Senior Secured Green ECA Credit Facility (“the Facility”).

The Facility is for the post-delivery financing of the Company’s wind foundation installation vessel Alfa Lift. The Facility is to be drawn upon delivery of the mentioned vessel. The Facility has a five-year term and a 12-year repayment profile. DNB Bank ASA is Bookrunner and Coordinator, and together with Sparebank 1 SR-Bank ASA mandated lead arranger. Further, the Norwegian Export Credit Agencies GIEK and Eksportkreditt are supporting the facility, their tranche is estimated to USD 82,600,000.

 
 

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OHT announces that its wholly-owned ship owing company OHT Alfa Lift AS (“the Company”) has today received and accepted a firm offer, subject to satisfactory documentation, for a USD 135,000,000 Senior Secured Green ECA Credit Facility (“the Facility”).

The Facility is for the post-delivery financing of the Company’s wind foundation installation vessel Alfa Lift. The Facility is to be drawn upon delivery of the mentioned vessel. The Facility has a five-year term and a 12-year repayment profile. DNB Bank ASA is Bookrunner and Coordinator, and together with Sparebank 1 SR-Bank ASA mandated lead arranger. Further, the Norwegian Export Credit Agencies GIEK and Eksportkreditt are supporting the facility, their tranche is estimated to USD 82,600,000.

 
 

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May 12, 2021 |

Polaris handles Mercedes Benz shipment

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Polaris has received an interesting order to handle shipment of Mercedes – Benz trucks arriving ex Kuwait by Road for onward movement to Europe via Port Antwerp.

Being UAE Sea Ports ideally located to handle any transhipment cargo with choice of several Break Bulk, Container and RoRo options, Polaris Projects are fully geared to handle transhipment cargo from/to any GCC states. Our Services includes positioning of suitable trucks at any GCC locations, lodging of necessary transit deposits at respective transit border points with related customs documentations to ensure that transit cargo is connected to on carrying vessels with no delays.

The first lot of 6 x Mercedes – Benz trucks has arrived Port Jebel Ali and have been connected to port Antwerp as scheduled, followed with several lots.

 
 

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Polaris has received an interesting order to handle shipment of Mercedes – Benz trucks arriving ex Kuwait by Road for onward movement to Europe via Port Antwerp.

Being UAE Sea Ports ideally located to handle any transhipment cargo with choice of several Break Bulk, Container and RoRo options, Polaris Projects are fully geared to handle transhipment cargo from/to any GCC states. Our Services includes positioning of suitable trucks at any GCC locations, lodging of necessary transit deposits at respective transit border points with related customs documentations to ensure that transit cargo is connected to on carrying vessels with no delays.

The first lot of 6 x Mercedes – Benz trucks has arrived Port Jebel Ali and have been connected to port Antwerp as scheduled, followed with several lots.

 
 

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May 11, 2021 |

Kamor Logistics completes shipment from Balikesir

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Kamor Logistics have completed the successful shipment of a heavy transformer from Balikesir in Turkey to Ashdod Port in Israel.

The shipment consisted of a 160mt transformer along with 16 wooden cases of accessories. The transformer had been sent for refurbishment in Turkey last year and was now being delivered back to its owner, the Israeli Electricity Company.

All the cargo was loaded onboard MV. Altius, a small general cargo coaster vessel chartered by Kamor Logistics for the mission. The transformer was brought to the Port of Aliaga in Turkey by a heavy-duty low-bed trailer. In Ashdod, it was discharged using 2 hydraulic cranes employed by Kamor Logistics for the purpose.

The loading and stowage plans were meticulously planned by the team of experts at Kamor Logistics and performed by their agent in Turkey. This shipment was another contract for the Israeli Electricity Company won over a bidding process and successfully executed by Kamor Logistics.

 
 

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Kamor Logistics have completed the successful shipment of a heavy transformer from Balikesir in Turkey to Ashdod Port in Israel.

The shipment consisted of a 160mt transformer along with 16 wooden cases of accessories. The transformer had been sent for refurbishment in Turkey last year and was now being delivered back to its owner, the Israeli Electricity Company.

All the cargo was loaded onboard MV. Altius, a small general cargo coaster vessel chartered by Kamor Logistics for the mission. The transformer was brought to the Port of Aliaga in Turkey by a heavy-duty low-bed trailer. In Ashdod, it was discharged using 2 hydraulic cranes employed by Kamor Logistics for the purpose.

The loading and stowage plans were meticulously planned by the team of experts at Kamor Logistics and performed by their agent in Turkey. This shipment was another contract for the Israeli Electricity Company won over a bidding process and successfully executed by Kamor Logistics.

 
 

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May 11, 2021 |

Mammoet entrusted by EnKK with removal

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Block I of the Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant (GKN I) was shut down in 2011 and has being dismantled since 2017.

EnBW Kernkraft GmbH (EnKK) entrusted Mammoet with the safe removal of the three steam generators, each weighing around 290t, and the pressurizer, weighing around 90t, from the plant building as complete components.

The key challenges of this project were the high-quality requirements of the client and the fulfillment of regulatory requirements for working in nuclear facilities. Over a period of 24 months, all details were meticulously planned in close cooperation with the client during an extensive planning phase.

Mammoet proposed that the existing building crane was used, as well as the steam generator handling system DHS-500 – developed and built in-house by Mammoet – in combination with a hydraulic skidding system. Thanks to this methodology, more time-consuming transport alternatives could be avoided. The DHS-500 was subjected to a load and function test in advance. All execution activities were also tested to ensure a smooth operation.

After EnKK had received full official approval to decommissioning the large components, the steam generators were lifted out one after the other through the very tight geometric conditions of the building. For this purpose, one steam generator each was fixed inside the DHS-500 and attached to the building crane.

Each steam generator was then lifted in a controlled manner and tilted around its transverse axis, allowing the DHS-500 could determine the exact center of gravity, which could previously only be narrowed down to a specific area. In the event of a deviation, the tilting and pivot point could be adjusted by means of a hydraulic cylinder.

The steam generators were then tilted further horizontally until they could be placed on the specially designed skidding saddles of the hydraulic skidding track. The steam generators were then transported out of the building on the skidding track and ejected. At a height of approximately 20m, the crane of the existing semi-portal lifting gantry took the steam generator and set each one down on specially designed transport saddles atop 17 conventional axle lines. In this way, the steam generators could be transported to a set-down area on the power plant site.

The last to follow was the pressurizer. This was lifted out of its installation position by the building crane. In order to reduce the deflection of the auxiliary hoist cable to the permissible level, a special deflection construction was designed, manufactured and installed. After being lifted, the pressurizer was also placed on the hydraulic skidding track and transported to the set-down area using the same procedure.

Thanks to the close and constructive cooperation with the client and working in a two-shift system according to the high safety standards, the large components could be removed from the reactor building safely, efficiently and on time.

Mammoet won the ESTA Award 2021 in the “Combined Techniques” category with this technically challenging decommissioning project.

 
 

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Block I of the Neckarwestheim nuclear power plant (GKN I) was shut down in 2011 and has being dismantled since 2017.

EnBW Kernkraft GmbH (EnKK) entrusted Mammoet with the safe removal of the three steam generators, each weighing around 290t, and the pressurizer, weighing around 90t, from the plant building as complete components.

The key challenges of this project were the high-quality requirements of the client and the fulfillment of regulatory requirements for working in nuclear facilities. Over a period of 24 months, all details were meticulously planned in close cooperation with the client during an extensive planning phase.

Mammoet proposed that the existing building crane was used, as well as the steam generator handling system DHS-500 – developed and built in-house by Mammoet – in combination with a hydraulic skidding system. Thanks to this methodology, more time-consuming transport alternatives could be avoided. The DHS-500 was subjected to a load and function test in advance. All execution activities were also tested to ensure a smooth operation.

After EnKK had received full official approval to decommissioning the large components, the steam generators were lifted out one after the other through the very tight geometric conditions of the building. For this purpose, one steam generator each was fixed inside the DHS-500 and attached to the building crane.

Each steam generator was then lifted in a controlled manner and tilted around its transverse axis, allowing the DHS-500 could determine the exact center of gravity, which could previously only be narrowed down to a specific area. In the event of a deviation, the tilting and pivot point could be adjusted by means of a hydraulic cylinder.

The steam generators were then tilted further horizontally until they could be placed on the specially designed skidding saddles of the hydraulic skidding track. The steam generators were then transported out of the building on the skidding track and ejected. At a height of approximately 20m, the crane of the existing semi-portal lifting gantry took the steam generator and set each one down on specially designed transport saddles atop 17 conventional axle lines. In this way, the steam generators could be transported to a set-down area on the power plant site.

The last to follow was the pressurizer. This was lifted out of its installation position by the building crane. In order to reduce the deflection of the auxiliary hoist cable to the permissible level, a special deflection construction was designed, manufactured and installed. After being lifted, the pressurizer was also placed on the hydraulic skidding track and transported to the set-down area using the same procedure.

Thanks to the close and constructive cooperation with the client and working in a two-shift system according to the high safety standards, the large components could be removed from the reactor building safely, efficiently and on time.

Mammoet won the ESTA Award 2021 in the “Combined Techniques” category with this technically challenging decommissioning project.

 
 

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May 10, 2021 |

SG and Hai Long extend collaboration

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The strong collaboration between Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and customer Hai Long Offshore Wind Project (Hai Long) has been extended to 1,044 MW.

Siemens Gamesa’s largest offshore agreement in Taiwan to date now covers the Hai Long 2B (232 MW) and Hai Long 3 (512 MW) projects. The preferred supplier agreement for Hai Long 2A (300 MW) was announced on November 13, 2019.

Flagship SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines and service for the full volume of the project are included in the preferred supplier agreement. The agreement remains subject to contract and final investment decision from Hai Long consortium partners, Canadian independent power producer Northland Power Inc. and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy Co., Ltd., jointly owned by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in Japan and Yushan Energy Pte., Ltd. in Singapore. This is expected in 2022.

Siemens Gamesa will deliver SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines to all three wind power projects of Hai Long. The exact number of machines remains to be determined. The SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines are planned to be installed 50 km off the coast of Changhua County. Each turbine will have a capacity of 14 megawatts and feature a rotor diameter of 222 meters using 108-meter long Siemens Gamesa IntegralBlades.

“A collaboration such as this demonstrates how we’re unlocking the power of wind every day. We are proud to strengthen our relationship with Northland Power and Yushan Energy on this highly significant project, where we will deploy our game-changing SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine. Together, we are positively impacting the expansion of the global offshore wind industry, benefitting the local market and society-at-large at the same time,” said Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit.

The Hai Long offshore wind undertaking consists of three separate projects: Hai Long 2A (300 MW), Hai Long 2B (232 MW) and Hai Long 3 (512 MW). Recently, the 300 MW Hai Long 2A’s Industrial Relevance Proposal was conditionally approved subject to certain conditions to be fulfilled by Hai Long as agreed with the Taiwanese authorities.

Siemens Gamesa is currently constructing a Nacelle Assembly Facility in Taichung, towards start production in Q3 CY2021. With the conditional approval of the Hai Long 2A Industrial Relevance Proposal, a factory expansion will start in 2022, subject to final investment decision by the project partners. This will more than double the plot area up to approx. 80,000 m2, as well as more than double the number of Siemens Gamesa employees working in the factory. The expansion will broaden the production scope with new production halls to be constructed on the extended plot.

Niels Steenberg, Siemens Gamesa’s Executive General Manager for Offshore in Asia-Pacific said: “We are delighted to expand our collaboration with the Hai Long partners. With our latest technology, the SG 14-222 DD and the 1,044 MW Hai Long projects, we will be striving to unlock a lower cost of electricity, and to enable the transition of the offshore wind industry from fixed-subsidies to price-based auctions. This is yet another important for Siemens Gamesa, as well as the rest of the offshore wind industry in Taiwan.”

Hai Long Offshore Wind’s project director Felipe Montero stated: “As the anchor project for positioning Taiwan as the Asia-Pacific Export Hub of the offshore wind industry, Hai Long is committed to helping Taiwan develop a sustainable offshore wind industry and establish a local supply chain. Our selection of Siemens Gamesa as preferred supplier of WTGs for Hai Long 2A was always based on their outstanding localization proposition. Expanding our agreement with Siemens Gamesa should create strong synergies to support Siemens Gamesa’s localization efforts, helping us meet our commitments for Hai Long 2A and creating additional localization opportunities for Hai Long 2B and Hai Long 3.”

 
 

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The strong collaboration between Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and customer Hai Long Offshore Wind Project (Hai Long) has been extended to 1,044 MW.

Siemens Gamesa’s largest offshore agreement in Taiwan to date now covers the Hai Long 2B (232 MW) and Hai Long 3 (512 MW) projects. The preferred supplier agreement for Hai Long 2A (300 MW) was announced on November 13, 2019.

Flagship SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines and service for the full volume of the project are included in the preferred supplier agreement. The agreement remains subject to contract and final investment decision from Hai Long consortium partners, Canadian independent power producer Northland Power Inc. and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy Co., Ltd., jointly owned by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in Japan and Yushan Energy Pte., Ltd. in Singapore. This is expected in 2022.

Siemens Gamesa will deliver SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines to all three wind power projects of Hai Long. The exact number of machines remains to be determined. The SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines are planned to be installed 50 km off the coast of Changhua County. Each turbine will have a capacity of 14 megawatts and feature a rotor diameter of 222 meters using 108-meter long Siemens Gamesa IntegralBlades.

“A collaboration such as this demonstrates how we’re unlocking the power of wind every day. We are proud to strengthen our relationship with Northland Power and Yushan Energy on this highly significant project, where we will deploy our game-changing SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine. Together, we are positively impacting the expansion of the global offshore wind industry, benefitting the local market and society-at-large at the same time,” said Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit.

The Hai Long offshore wind undertaking consists of three separate projects: Hai Long 2A (300 MW), Hai Long 2B (232 MW) and Hai Long 3 (512 MW). Recently, the 300 MW Hai Long 2A’s Industrial Relevance Proposal was conditionally approved subject to certain conditions to be fulfilled by Hai Long as agreed with the Taiwanese authorities.

Siemens Gamesa is currently constructing a Nacelle Assembly Facility in Taichung, towards start production in Q3 CY2021. With the conditional approval of the Hai Long 2A Industrial Relevance Proposal, a factory expansion will start in 2022, subject to final investment decision by the project partners. This will more than double the plot area up to approx. 80,000 m2, as well as more than double the number of Siemens Gamesa employees working in the factory. The expansion will broaden the production scope with new production halls to be constructed on the extended plot.

Niels Steenberg, Siemens Gamesa’s Executive General Manager for Offshore in Asia-Pacific said: “We are delighted to expand our collaboration with the Hai Long partners. With our latest technology, the SG 14-222 DD and the 1,044 MW Hai Long projects, we will be striving to unlock a lower cost of electricity, and to enable the transition of the offshore wind industry from fixed-subsidies to price-based auctions. This is yet another important for Siemens Gamesa, as well as the rest of the offshore wind industry in Taiwan.”

Hai Long Offshore Wind’s project director Felipe Montero stated: “As the anchor project for positioning Taiwan as the Asia-Pacific Export Hub of the offshore wind industry, Hai Long is committed to helping Taiwan develop a sustainable offshore wind industry and establish a local supply chain. Our selection of Siemens Gamesa as preferred supplier of WTGs for Hai Long 2A was always based on their outstanding localization proposition. Expanding our agreement with Siemens Gamesa should create strong synergies to support Siemens Gamesa’s localization efforts, helping us meet our commitments for Hai Long 2A and creating additional localization opportunities for Hai Long 2B and Hai Long 3.”

 
 

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May 10, 2021 |
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