Buss Energy Group provides technical services in the field of wind energy and logistics. Our service teams are deployed onshore and offshore throughout Europe. Experienced technicians perform the assembly of wind turbines. Additionally, we offer maintenance, service and inspection of your wind turbine and the repair of rotor blades. The development of port and terminal concepts is also part of our service portfolio.
We use innovative technologies including drones and machine-learning software for turbine inspections and create automised reports. With our fully sealable and heated weather-proof working platforms for the repair of rotor blades, we are also able to work throughout autumn and winter, as well as, during low light to minimise downtimes.
We aspire to show our customers extraordinary and novel ways to find solutions. Our focus lies on complex challenges which we master individually and in cooperation with our customers. When necessary, we break new ground to achieve the best results. Our goal is to build long-term partnerships with our customers.
Buss Energy Group serves as the holding company of the following companies: Buss Offshore Solutions, Buss Wind Services, Buss Blade Services and Buss Terminal Eemshaven. With the consolidation of these companies, we unite all competences around the assembly, inspection, maintenance and repair of wind turbines and rotor blades onshore and offshore.
Buss Offshore Solutions
Buss Offshore Solutions develops tailor-made logistics solutions for a range of complex offshore projects. These are implemented at our own terminal in Eemshaven and at external terminals according to project requirements. In addition to consulting, planning and engineering, our services include concepts for logistics, storage and pre-assembly of major components for offshore wind farms.
Buss Wind Services
Buss Wind Services is specialised in the assembly, maintenance and inspection of wind turbines onshore and offshore. Our experienced teams are deployed throughout Europe.
Buss Blade Services
Buss Blade Services provides inspection, maintenance, repair and retrofits of rotor blades. With our innovative weather-proof working platform, our teams can work all year round, day and night and at any temperature, regardless of the weather conditions.
Buss Terminal Eemshaven
Our Buss Terminal in Eemshaven in the Netherlands serves the ideal location and infrastructure for the installation and service of offshore wind farms in the North Sea. With a capacity of up to 35 tonnes/m² area load, the 250,000 m² terminal specialises in the handling of offshore components and heavy cargo. Eemshaven has an impressive track record of various foundation and WTG offshore projects.
In recent years, we have successfully installed and maintained over 2,000 wind turbines onshore and offshore.
Buss Energy Group is part of the Buss Group, which was founded in Hamburg in 1920.
Buss Energy is represented at seven locations in Germany, France and the Netherlands.
Buss Energy Group has grown strongly since 2019.
Martin Schulz was born in Hamburg in 1965. The graduate economist has been working in the renewable energy sector for over 20 years. He developed various offshore projects in the North Sea and has many years of sales experience. Before he joined Buss in the beginning of 2016, he worked as a sales manager for Central Europe for an international manufacturer of wind turbines based in Spain.
At Buss he first took over the Buss Offshore Solutions division and then successively developed the wind energy business area into Buss Energy Group.
Moritz von Schwerdtner-Pomeiske was born in Hamburg in 1990. He studied logistics and business administration in Hamburg and the United States of America. He has been working for the Buss Group since 2012. Initially he was responsible for large offshore projects as a project manager. Later he accompanied the further development of the wind energy business field in various positions.
Since 2019, Moritz von Schwerdtner-Pomeiske has been responsible for the commercial side of the holding company as Managing Director of Buss Energy Group.
Florian Husen was born in Hamburg in 1974. The trained industrial electronics technician later completed two diploma programs in electrical and industrial engineering. After working for Lufthansa Technik AG and Hauni Maschinenbau AG, he gained further experience in leading positions in the field of sales. During his three-year stay in the United States of America, he was head of North American sales at Hauni Richmond Inc. Florian Husen was most recently head of rotor blade service at SSC Wind GmbH until it was taken over by Buss.
Since 2019 he has been Managing Director of Buss Blade Services GmbH.
Buss Energy Group is part of Buss Group, a corporate group originally founded in Hamburg in 1920. Currently, the company counts around 500 employees. For many decades, Buss was primarily a port company. Today, the owner-managed group of companies has a broad base in the business areas of port logistics, logistics real estate, shipping, investments and wind energy.
At its peak, Buss operated four transhipment terminals in the Hanseatic city.
Logistics Real Estate
A milestone in the company's history was the entry into the logistics and logistics real estate business in the 1990s.
Since 2003, the issuing house has been designing and marketing closed-end funds in the field of maritime logistics.
The origins of the Buss Group go back to the so called Gerd Buss Stauerei, which was founded in the Port of Hamburg in 1920. The company quickly made a name for itself with the loading and unloading of ships and soon became one of the largest stevedoring companies in Hamburg. At its peak, Buss operated four transhipment terminals in the Hanseatic city. However, the rapid containerisation of general cargo transport since the 1960s made the Buss Group's core business, which was conventional cargo handling, increasingly superfluous.
Today, Buss offers maritime plant logistics services and still provides classic stevedoring services. Outside of Hamburg, Buss operates terminals in Sassnitz/Mukran, Stade, in Eemshaven in the Netherlands and a factory port in Duisburg, either alone or in partnerships. The port activities of the Buss Group are summarized under the name "Buss Ports".
A milestone in the company's history was the entry into the logistics and logistics real estate business in the 1990s. Today, with the name Ixocon, this area is an important pillar of the Buss Group. The business model is based on finding suitable sites for logistics property development and tenants. After the successful completion of the logistics centres, they are usually sold to institutional investors, such as pension funds. Buss also holds some logistics properties in its own portfolio. Since the division was founded in 1995, Ixocon has completed 54 projects with more than 800,000 m² of storage space and an investment volume of 613 million euros. The geographical focus initially lied on Hamburg. Today, Ixocon develops logistics properties all over Germany. An integrated project for Amazon was completed in 2019, which is the largest logistics centre implemented by Ixocon, covering an area of 150,000 square metres. For Amazon this is the most modern logistics centre in Europe.
The shipping activities of Buss, combined under the name Buss Shipping, were merged with the traditional shipping company Leonhardt & Blumberg in 2017. This joint venture operates more than 40 container ships, whereas the chartering is carried out by Hanseatic Unity Chartering. This company with its headquarters in Hamburg and Singapore combines the chartering activities of five shipping companies: Asiatic & Atlantic Lloyd, Borealis Maritime, Leonhardt & Blumberg and Reederei NORD with a total of more than 150 container ships. The merger is proving to be an extremely sensible step in container shipping, since this area has been in crisis for over 10 years.
Since 2003, the issuing house has been designing and marketing closed-end funds in the field of maritime logistics. Buss Capital quickly became the market leader in container funds and at the same time an important financial partner for container leasing companies. From 2008 onwards, Buss Capital opened up further markets with real estate funds, ship funds and funds in the cruise market. To date, around 31,000 investors have invested around 1.1 billion euros of equity in a total of 88 funds and direct investments as well as a closed-end alternative investment fund. The total investment volume of the placed investments amounts to around 2.5 billion euros. As part of a strategic realignment, the management of Buss Capital has founded a new company in 2020: Buss Capital Invest designs and distributes investments in tangible assets outside closed-end funds and direct investments. Its focus lies on registered bonds, other similar investments and digital investments.
The Buss Terminal in Eemshaven is the core field of the wind energy sector. Since 2011, it has primarily served as a base port for the storage, pre-assembly and shipping for offshore wind farms in the North Sea. In the following years Buss supplemented a number of other companies through acquisitions. Nowadays, Buss also offers the assembly and service of wind turbines onshore and offshore. In this development the division is pursuing a sustainable and innovative diversification of its services. These include, for example, drone-based inspection services with automatic damage detection or weather-independent blade repair platforms. In addition, Buss set up joint ventures with local partners in France and the USA to grow with the international renewable energy markets. Since 2019 all wind energy activities have been bundled in the holding company called "Buss Energy Group".