Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Buss Acquires SSC Wind

July 8, 2019

Martin Schulz, Managing Director. Photo: Buss Offshore Service

Hamburg-based Buss Group has acquired SSC Wind from Wildeshausen with an aim to expand its services in the offshore and onshore wind markets.

In future, the company will operate on the market under the company name Buss Wind Services GmbH.

With this strategic step, Buss completes its portfolio in the wind sector. To date, Buss had focused on port logistics for offshore wind farms in the North Sea and Baltic Sea.

Buss offers this service both in its own offshore terminals in Eemshaven (Netherlands), Sassnitz and Stade (Germany) as well as at third-party terminals.

In addition, Buss provides extensive services in the onshore wind sector for the maintenance and repair of rotor blades. Buss took over this business from SSC already in March 2019 and due to its all-weather platforms is able to offer the repair service for rotor blades year-round.

With conventional platform technology, servicing previously had to be stopped at temperatures below 10°C or if it was raining.

By adding SSC Wind, Buss is positioned in the renewable energies segment as a service provider with a diversified portfolio. In the onshore wind sector, Buss now offers both the installation as well as the service for turbines and rotor blades from a single source.

In the offshore wind sector, Buss not only supports its customers in port logistics, but also when it comes to management and the planning of major projects, pre-assembly in the port as well as the installation and servicing for turbines and rotor blades at sea.

Buss Wind Services GmbH management includes Martin Schulz, Moritz Christern and Carsten Tegeler, who already hold managerial positions in the Buss Group.

Martin Schulz said: "The acquisition of SSC Wind's business is an important strategic step for us. Pure project business will therefore be supplemented by important service areas, which we can offer year-round - regardless of tenders for offshore wind farms".

Moritz Christern said: "With SSC Wind's portfolio combined with the existing units of Buss, we will succeed in establishing a sustainable business model, because wind power is indispensable for the energy transition in Germany".

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