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New AYOP member Rietlanden Terminals exploring offshore wind sector opportunities

Developments in the energy sector have significantly reduced the use of coal. Having been previously focused on the transhipment and storage of coal in Amsterdam, Rietlanden Terminals will adjust its activities accordingly in the coming years. While fossil fuels will remain essential in the energy transition, the company is exploring other key activities, including an increased emphasis on offshore wind. “The large and active network of AYOP can help Rietlanden establish new connections & relations,” says Paul Spit, Commercial Director of Rietlanden Terminals. “This will allow us to develop activities for a sector that is as yet unfamiliar to us, namely offshore wind.”

Rietlanden Terminals can provide space for the storage and transhipment of rubble that is placed around wind turbines at sea and for cables on the seabed, for example. “We excel in optimising the logistical processes of our clients,” adds Spit. “And that applies not only in our own two terminals in the Amsterdam port. With four modern floating cranes, we can also load and unload vessels elsewhere in the Amsterdam port, at the buoys or in the new energy port in IJmuiden. That includes large vessels as well as smaller fallpipe vessels.”

Established in 1900, Rietlanden Terminals has a rich history in the port of Amsterdam with regard to coal transhipment for energy plants in Germany in particular, and other dry bulk and logistic services. The two terminals in the Dutch capital have a joint storage capacity of approximately 2.6 million tonnes. Rietlanden Terminals was taken over by JERA Global Markets in 2017.

AYOP director Sylvia Boer comments: “With the fast developments related to the wind farms in the North Sea, the demand for transhipment and storage facilities is increasing. Rietlanden Terminals can provide these facilities for our members and explore further opportunities by joining forces.”