guard and maritime rescue. After an offering round, the German Government put the task and development of specialized vessels in the hands of Bugsier GmbH & Co. KG. In 2010, in order to carry out the work, Bugsier built the M/S Baltic. Each of the ship’s two diesel engines provides 8,498 KW for twin screws, the bollard pull is 127 tons. The cruising speed is 17 knots and the Baltic is ice-strengthened. The ship is 61.3 m long and 15 m wide. The ship is stationed off the coast of Warnemünde. The crew is 8 man 24 hours a day year round. On the other side of the Baltic Sea in the 20 nautical miles off the Frisian island of Norderney in the state of Lower Saxony is the larger of the two emergency towers, (Emergency Towing Vessel - ETV ed.), M/S Nordic. It entered into service in January 2011 and is built at P + S Werften GmbH in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on the Baltic Sea. The ship is 78 m. long and 16.5 m. wide. The momentum is provided by 2 diesel engines, each with 8.600 KW. The top speed is 19.9 knots - even in harsh weather and a significant wave height of 5 meters. The crew is 12 people 24-7. The bollard pull on Nordic is 207 tons. It was tested in Flekkefjord in Norway just before delivery from the shipyard to Bugsier. Nordic is stationed in Cuxhaven. With its location off the island of Norderney, the ship can reach a wrecked ship within approximately 2 hours in the German Bight. It has been in action
several times as one of the pictures in this article illustrates. NEW TUGBOAT FROM DAMEN The newest of tugboats in the company Bugsier, is based on the experience of port operations in the Port of Hamburg and Bremerhaven. In collaboration with the Dutch company Damen, they have developed a compact port tug fitted with a Voit Schneider propeller. The ship came into operation early this year and because of the maneuverability and compactness can be placed anywhere in the port area. The boat can turn around its own axis, like it was on a plate and has great power. Bugsiers many tugboats are for the most part equipped Voith Schneider propellers, ASD (Azimuth Stern Drive, red.) or ATR, (Azimuth Tractor Drive, red.). Three of the boats are the so called Rotor Tugs with a power of 87 tons. The ASD tow are typically used in pushing tasks, towing of barges etc. The ATR is all about great power and maneuverability. Both systems can also be used in combination. CRANE SHIP IN THE IRISH SEA In addition to tug boats, Bugsier operates a crane vessel “Enak” with a lifting capacity of 600 tons. The crane ship was built in 1967 and in 1993 had a major modification and renovation. The ship, which is 55 meters long, is driven by 3 Schottel Propellers. In addition, the company has 4 different seagoing pontoons to transport heavy cargo such as mono piles for the wind farms in the North Sea.
All this comes from the Bugsier company’s innovative development manager. The 36-yearold Sven Schröder’s is the great-grandson of the company’s founder. He took his degree in business at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and has since had a job at Ultratug and Smit International, where he, amongst other things, improved the environmental impacts offshore in Chile, Argentina, Peru and Ecuador. Before that, Sven Schröder had a 5-year trainee period and subsequent employment in the sales and marketing department in Hamburg Süd. BACK HOME Around 2010, Sven Schröder was brought back to the shipping company in Hamburg to continue the development work in Bugsier. The innovative development manager certainly has not remained idle since. On the contrary, he has just presented a model for how the company can help reduce costs further by establishing offshore wind farms. The coalition government in Berlin, consisting of the Christian Democratic Union CDU, the Christian Social Union, CSU and the Social Democrats SPD in Berlin, has demanded that the establishment costs of offshore wind turbines should be reduced by 40 percent by 2020 otherwise no government grants. The head of development believes that it can be reduced even further by looking at the logistics. In the article in Maritime Denmark, Sven Schröder explains the possibilities, which will give food for thought.
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