At our locations at Maasvlakte 2, in the Port of Rotterdam, over 1,000 transport shipments take place every year to move our heavy monopiles (each weighing around 2,000 tons) and piles for oil and gas. With its 400-metre-wide deep-sea quay and favourable location near the North Sea estuary, our terminal is very suitable as a logistics distribution point for third parties. In recent months, we have been providing more and more logistics services for various projects.
People at Sif
Patricia writes in her blog - ‘The sea and her salty waves really test the foundations of our wind farms and oil platforms. That is why our products have to meet the highest standards and requirements. To guarantee the minimum service life of our monopiles, we incorporate measures to protect against corrosion, such as the application of strong coatings which act as a barrier against water and oxygen to impede rust formation.
New solutions in a professional chain. Our profession is very much in development. Both the demand for wind turbines and their scope are increasing with every year that passes, and that has an impact that sends ripples through the chain. It all starts with strong foundations that require as little maintenance as possible and weigh as little as possible.
Bart Theunissen writes in his blog - At Sif, we are looking for things to improve every day, whether in our products, processes, or partnerships. Our ambition – to become better, smarter, and more sustainable each day – has been ingrained in all members of staff for a long time. One new development is that I have been coordinating the larger innovations as the manager of innovation & maintenance since the spring of 2018. My job is to connect, encourage, focus, and contribute, because if everyone only works on their own little innovations, then the connections between them and the larger overall success will remain elusive.’
At sea, everything is different; that’s something I have become very aware of since becoming a Commercial Manager for Offshore Steel Structures at Sif. The legs, piles, and pile sleeves that we supply for the jackets for production platforms and distribution stations need to satisfy the most stringent of requirements. And that’s a good thing. After all, when it comes to safety, there can be no compromises.
I’m not one for self-congratulation, but every time I drive into Rotterdam, I feel an enormous sense of pride. A year and a half ago, we completed the construction of our half-kilometre-long Sif terminal, a 400-metre-long deep-sea wharf, the largest on the Maasvlakte.