At the very beginning of 2002, the state of Lower Saxony recognised that wind energy was going to become one of the most promising forms of energy. As a result, it decided to develop the coastal
cities of Cuxhaven and Emden as base ports for the offshore industry. As early as in 2003, Cuxhaven’s stakeholders from the port industry, renewable energies, and the city of Cuxhaven began to
develop a “Master Plan for Cuxhaven as an Offshore Basis”. The construction of a heavy-duty platform (completed in 2008) and the decision to develop 50 hectares of commercial space marked the
launch of the Deutsches Offshore-Industrie-Zentrum. In the subsequent years, further industrial sites were developed, production facilities were built, and an optimal infrastructure with
heavy-duty storage, logistics, and port facilities was created.
The Deutsches Offshore-Industrie-Zentrum Cuxhaven (DOIZ) is unique in Germany and one of Europe’s largest offshore ports today. The deep-water port combines assembly and service. It stands out with its modern infrastructure in particular for the requirements of the offshore and heavy-duty industry.
Renewable Energy Law (Erneuerbare Energie Gesetz EEG)
State of Lower Saxony: decision to develop Cuxhaven and Emden as base ports for the offshore industry
masterplan of the offshore base Cuxhaven: the plans for this were developed and prepared jointly by the Lower Saxony Port Authority, local companies from the renewable energy /port logistics sectors and the city of Cuxhaven.
Decision for an Offshore test field
Establishment of offshore wind turbines on the test field
Decision for an heavy duty platform (completion 05/2008)
Decision for the development of 50 ha commercial space
Decision for the Offshore Terminal I (completion 03/2009)
Settlement from CSC Cuxhaven Steel Construction GmbH
Settlement from AMBAU GmbH
Construction of the Offshore Terminal I
Decision to develop 100 ha commercial spaces
Decision for the Offshore Terminal II (completition 10/2012)
Inauguration of Offshore Terminal I
Letter of intent from STRABAG Offshore Wind to build a production facility
Construction of the Offshore Terminal II
Development of 100 ha commercial and industrial space
relocate the "Baumrönne"
Retreat from STRABAG Offshore Wind
Relocation of the offshore test field
Resolution for the development of 40 ha commercial areas
Settlement of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
start of construction of berth 4
start of construction of the RoRo-ramp at Offshore Terminal II
Laying of the foundation stone from Siemens Wind Power
Settlement approval from Nordmark
AMBAU GmbH takes over the production areas /external surfaces from CSC GmbH
Settlement from Stute Logistics AG & Co.
Topping out ceremony from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Completition Terminal II / RoRo-ramp
Completion of berth 4
Official inauguration of the Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy factory in Cuxhaven
Planning approval decision for the expansion of the berths 5-7
Takeover of the AMBAU GmbH by Titan Germany GmbH