PES meets Niels Stolberg, President and CEO of Beluga Shipping GmbH, the world’s market leader in the project- and heavylift sector, and discovers that the US wind industry is a highly important and burgeoning market segment for the company.
PES: Welcome to PES magazine. Firstly, can you give us a basic overview of Beluga Shipping as a company and how it operates with regards to the wind energy industry in the USNiels Stolberg: Project- and heavy-lift carrier Beluga Shipping GmbH is a specialist for the safe and sound transportation of complex cargo, founded back in 1995. Our headquarters are located at the banks of River Weser in Bremen, Germany. Our twelve international branch offices on five continents form a global network which enables direct customers’ approach
. Being at eye level with the business partners, relying on faithful personal contact and mutual trustfulness mirrors our corporate philosophy. The service package we can provide for is complex. Beluga Shipping embodies the full range of competencies as a professional logistics service provider and ocean carrier.
According to the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics, Beluga Shipping is the world’s market leader in the project- and heavy-lift sector. By means of a strategically growing fleet of currently 64 multipurpose heavy lift project carriers with up to 700, soon 1,400 tons combined lifting capacities and an ensemble of more than 400 highly motivated and qualified experts onshore, plus 1,300 reliable and committed mariners, our vessels and our team in co-operation master the most challenging tasks. The variety ranges for instance from, indeed, the transportation of nacelles and tower sections for wind power plants to the overseas transportation of giant harbour cranes, structures for offshore oil production platforms, demethanizers, fractionators, generators, pipes or complete plants.