ABOUT CCE – Cable Centre Eemshaven

Support customers in finding the best solution for their Cable Projects

Energy Port Eemshaven

Four partners from the Offshore Wind Innovation Center (OWIC) have developed an innovative plan to set up a Cable Centre in the port of Eemshaven. The Cable Centre offers specialist training and education in the field of Power Cable installation, maintenance and repair. Service companies within the Power Cable Industry can also use the Cable Centre for their storage, testing and maintenance needs. The affiliated companies are all located in or close to the Eemshaven and offer a wide range of services. The Cable Centre focusses on all aspects of the cable installation & maintenance process, both on- and offshore.

Four OWIC-partners are the drivers behind the Cable Center Eemshaven (CCE): WIND, DHSS, HICE and Lubbers Logistics Group. These service companies have found each other through their professional disciplines and many years of cooperation in the on- & offshore energy industry.

By combining the available knowledge & experience and offering the Power Cable Industry a complete service package, CCE can be a great added value for any Power Cable project. These projects often start by exploring opportunities and considering pros and cons. CCE supports companies in this process and offers practical solutions.

Support customers in finding the best solution for their Cable Projects

Companies in search of (project-) support for their cable activities can expect an independent approach in which the customer’s interests comes first. It means all available services and companies in the Eemshaven will be taken in consideration in order to supply the best solution.

The four CCE partners invite any party who is in search of information, training & education, specific services or full project support to CCE’s welcome center in the Eemshaven for an introduction meeting. During this meeting the CCE representative(s) will provide information on Eemshaven’s extensive range of service suppliers and opportunities in the field of power cables.

In case of specific project- or service requests, the party concerned will be connected to one or more Eemshaven-based services suppliers for a follow-up. CCE is not a commercial party on itself, it facilitates the development of activities related to power cables. 

Cooperation Groningen Seaports and ROC’s

The initiative is supported by Groningen Seaports and Regional Education Centers (ROC’s).  The ROC’s will develop specific Cable Technician training. Theory training will be given at CCE, which is located at the Nijlicht office- & conference building at the Eemshaven. This location is also Eemshaven’s central knowledge and information center.

The practical training and exams will be given at the OWIC-partners locations. See list of all OWIC-partners

The development of a theoretical and practical training location in Eemshaven should ultimately provide employment for people from the immediate vicinity. With full focus on the upcoming projects, the required services and the objectives from the climate agreement, this initiative will ensure much more technically trained personnel from which all companies located in Eemshaven should benefit.


The Beatrixhaven is 1.200 metres long with a width of 110 to 150 metres and a depth of 9.0 metres.

At the northern part AG Ems operates a ferry terminal and EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) runs an offshore service facility. EMO provides direct access to the water via a jetty with a capacity of 300 metres and offers lots of space for different configuration options. EMO is also the offshore service base for Siemens Gamesa (Gemini, Veja Mate) and General Electric (Merkur Offshore).

At the southern part, Bek & Verburg, a specialist in waste collection and segregation, and DHSS, a vessel agency and port service provider, together offer an offshore service base. Also located at the southern

side of the Beatrixhaven is stevedoring company Wijnne Barends. They operate a terminal and accommodate Norwegian company Seaway Offshore Cables and global logistics service supplier Lubbers Logistics Group.

A special quay with a length of 220 metres has been built for extra heavy cargo on the western side. This heavy load quay has a maximum capacity (equally divided load) of 30 tons/m2 and has been especially designed for the transshipment of extra heavy cargoes such as wind turbine components. Jack-up ships can moor just in front of the quay. IHC IQIP e.g. used this quay to build up its 1300 tons Noise Mitigation Systems (NMS) for monopile installation and this quay has also been used for demobilization activities. The heavy load quay is a public quay operated by Groningen Seaports.

In short, the Beatrixhaven is an ideal port for Cable Projects! 

Other terminals & quays


The Julianahaven is 1,200 meters long with a width of 200-250 metres, a depth of 11.0 metres and a quay length of 2,300 metres. At the northern part Buss Terminal Eemshaven operates a terminal that is characterized by a broad envelope portfolio and versatile port services. The terminal is specialized in meeting the needs of the offshore industry. A biofuel producer, a malt factory, a cement terminal and a handler in building materials have been established as well behind this quay.

At the southern part stevedoring firm Wagenborg operates a terminal, where several offshore wind projects were handled. There is a lot of storage space available and rotorstars could be assembled as well. Sealane Coldstorage has also a location behind the quay.


The Wilhelminahaven is 1,200 meters long with a width of 275-300 metres, a depth of 14.0 metres and a quay length of 1,250 metres. It is a dedicated basin in the logistics for power production (coal, biomass, gypsum, fly ash).

The northern quay of 525 metres is mainly used for project cargo (e.g. offshore wind) and the eastern quay to tranship gypsum and fly ash and biomass. Vattenfal operates a gas fired power plant at the northern part of the basin. At the west of Vattenfall, Van Merksteijn International has far advanced plans to invest in a major steel factory and behind the de north quay, between RWE and Vattenfall, BOW Terminal has build a new logistics hub, mainly to serve the offshore wind market.

The southern quay is 450 metres and is used to unload coal carriers for the RWE power plant. The southern part of the basin also hosts a public loading and unloading facility for inland vessels with a design depth of 7 metres. The facility is also possible for seagoing vessels, but only under special conditions.


The Emmahaven is 500 metres long with a width of 120 to 150 metres, and a depth of 9.0 metres. A floating jetty and a services jetty provide more than 700 metres of berthing places for small and medium sized vessels.

At the northern part of the Emmahaven Sealane operates a quay of 130 metres for general and/or dedicated cargo. At the western part Amasus has a jetty with a capacity of 130 metres and Gulf Bunkering operates a bunker terminal and supplies various high-quality fuels and lubricants for all oceangoing and inland vessels.