The Wind Power and Renewables division of Siemens AG (Siemens Wind Power) instructed the Bremen-based logistics provider Stute Logistics, a 100% subsidiary of Kuehne + Nagel, with inbound logistics and production supply of a new factory for offshore wind power plants in Cuxhaven.
The prototypes of the turbines manufactured at the three Danish works (Brande, Esbjerg, Lindoe) to date, will be assembled in Cuxhaven in the future. “With Stute as logistics partner, we have come one step closer to the most efficient offshore factory”, said Hans-Erhard Timm, future head of the Siemens plant in Cuxhaven.
Stute Logistics will be responsible for a comprehensive range of services, from goods receipt to order-related delivery to production stands, and value added services such as greasing of screws and bolts. The parts range from small screws to hazardous materials and components with up to 40 tonnes per piece.
“We have extensive experience with such a heterogeneous order volume from other industries,” explains Hergen Tönnies, member of the Stute management board. “This expertise in production logistics benefits us in this project. So we can respond precisely to the industry-specific needs of our customers. ”
Siemens is investing around EUR 200 million into its first wind turbine production site in Germany. From the end of 2017, the company in Cuxhaven will start to assemble 7 megawatt gearless offshore wind turbines. The 55,000 m² assembly line planned specifically for this purpose is under construction.