Buss Offshore Solutions and IDEA establish Joint Venture for French Market

Buss Offshore Solutions and IDEA Groupe establish Joint Venture Buss IDEA Offshore / bundling the experience and core competencies of both companies ensures comprehensive logistics support for French offshore wind market / service portfolio covers logistics services for nearshore and base harbor logistics for the installation phase as well as holistic services for the operation and maintenance phases

Hamburg. The Hamburg based Buss Offshore Solutions and the St. Nazaire based IDEA Groupe establish the joint venture Buss IDEA Offshore to offer a wide range of logistics services for the French Offshore Market. Both parties have signed a MoU at the WindEnergy Hamburg Expo entailing the outlines and service portfolio of Buss IDEA Offshore. 

Buss IDEA Offshore will serve clients with its extensive experiences in offshore wind and logistics to ensure the success of the developing market in France. While IDEA Groupe provides a strong local network and the know-how for specific logistics projects in the energy field, Buss Offshore Solutions delivers the project management and engineering know-how and experience from its track record of more than 15 large-scale offshore wind projects in the North and Baltic Sea. The joint venture positions itself in the right time to provide its services for the projects in the upcoming years, which will significantly contribute to the goal of the French government of producing 40 percent of its energy with renewables by 2030, as it has been recently reinstated by President Macron in June this year. 

Martin Schulz, CEO of Buss Offshore Solutions: „We are convinced that IDEA is the ideal partner for our intentions in the French offshore market. With more than 100 years of experience in transport and logistics and a strong local network, IDEA will deliver an extensive local content and a widespread experience in the transport and logistics sector to the joint venture. We are looking forward to our future cooperation.”

Nicolas Derouault, CEO of IDEA Groupe adds: “Our partnership with Buss Offshore Solutions, as one of the most experienced offshore experts in port logistics, ensures the professional and holistic approach of Buss IDEA Offshore for the upcoming French offshore wind projects and the corresponding challenges. The service portfolio of Buss IDEA Offshore will furthermore benefit from the wide range of services Buss Offshore Solutions delivers with its joint venture WINDEA Offshore, covering all services required by the offshore wind industry, not only in installation but also in the operation and maintenance phases.” 

Further press material

About Buss Offshore Solutions
Since the very beginning Buss Offshore Solutions has been active in offshore wind logistics. Having provided harbor and logistics services for many offshore wind projects in the North and Baltic Sea, the company is familiar with the challenges of this special market and know what the management of large projects entails. With an internationally experienced team, Buss Offshore Solutions develops and realizes tailored logistics solutions for its customers. The offshore logistics specialist provides the full range of harbor and logistics services, involving own offshore terminals in Eemshaven, Sassnitz and Stade or any third party facility to handle high and heavy offshore wind components. Together with the Joint Venture WINDEA Offshore, Buss Offshore Solutions provides all services along the supply chain from factory to installation.

About IDEA
As an independent and dedicated industrial logistics service provider, IDEA manages the design of supply-chains for exceptional, special and sensitive products.  IDEA offers a range of bespoke logistic support services, from engineering of supply chains and flow management to manufacturing, transport and packaging. IDEA operates mainly in the aeronautics, energy, defence and naval fields. IDEA strongly believes in renewable energy and therefore invests to become a key player in this emerging market.

IDEA, with cooperative values, is fully committed to being a player in the third industrial and agricultural revolution. To make this change a reality and transform it into innovative and efficient solutions for its customers, IDEA regularly launches prototypes in the digital world (drones, robots, apps, geolocation, etc.). Innovation is part of IDEA’s DNA. 


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