Buss Teams Up With IDEA For French Offshore Venture
The German company, Buss Offshore Solutions, has teamed up with the French industrial logistics company, IDEA, for the creation of a joint venture aimed at handling the technical installation and operation of the French offshore wind market. The joint venture follows the two companies signing a declaration of intent back in September 2018, dubbing the partnership as the Buss IDEA Offshore.
The Buss IDEA Offshore initiative looks to combine the expertise of both companies, in order to provide comprehensive logistics services, including technical installation, to France’s offshore wind market. This’ll cover shore side and base port logistics, which are necessary for the installation, operation, as well as maintenance phases of the offshore creation process, on top of any warehousing and factory logistics that suppliers and manufacturers might need.
According to Buss, they are targeting the French market due to the fact that, compared to Germany, the expansion of offshore wind energy is at its youth.
As for the French government, they’ve set a target for 2030, hoping to source 40% of the country’s power from renewable sources, a goal that was stated by President Macron back in June 2018.
Buss IDEA Offshore and Buss Offshore Solutions CEO Martin Schulz says that the launching of the Buss IDEA Offshore venture makes a strong statement, officially offering the French market the company’s logistics services for the first time, and that they are looking forward to contribute their expertise in logistics, having handled such in areas like the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, on the French offshore market, a market set to grow.
CEO Buss IDEA Offshore and Business Development Director for IDEA Cédric Valmalle, says that Seanergy was the ideal place to reveal the Buss IDEA Offshore joint venture to the French offshore market, and that the venture is noteworthy thanks to the fact that the services and experiences of the two companies complement each other perfectly.
Buss Offshore Solutions is a Hamburg-based company with a notable record of handling offshore wind logistics technical installation, having been involved in numerous projects in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Meanwhile, IDEA is an independent industrial logistics provider, specializing in the handling of supply chains for unusual, specialized, and/or sensitive products.