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Blade rack system shipped to Cuxhaven and delivered to client

Sixty new hires were responsible for the quality and timely completion of the transport apparatus

After two months of manufacturing, the blade rack system constructed by ESG - Edelstahl und Umwelttechnik Stralsund GmbH was shipped and officially handed over to the client, EnBW Baltic 2 GmbH. Installed on a construction vessel, the steel structure stores 18 wind turbines rotor blades during transport to the project area - the offshore wind farm EnBW Baltic 2 - and installation at sea.

On 21 June 2014, at the former P+S shipyard in Stralsund, the blade rack system was loaded on a pontoon and towed around the island of Ruegen, across the Baltic Sea, and through the North Sea-Baltic Sea Canal to Cuxhaven where it was received by the client.

The employees of ESG and partners Krebs Group and Baltic Sea Beam Center (Ostseestrahlzentrum) are proud of the quality and timely completion of this contract. To ensure this, in the spring of 2014 ESG permanently hired approx. 60 fitters and welders. The number of employees of the Stralsund-based company thereby quadrupled. Included with the new employees are six qualified apprentices from the former P+S shipyard. Two additional apprentices also will commence their training at ESG in August 2014.

In July 2014, ESG will begin with the construction of the functional model of GICON's Schwimmendem Offshore-Fundament (GICON®-SOF). By the end of the year, 670 tons of steel should be in place. In early 2015, the erection of the functional model in the Baltic Sea is planned. ((Germany only)