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A city of northwest Germany on an inlet of the North Sea. It was a major naval base during World Wars I and II and is now a port, industrial center, and resort with a new naval base rebuilt after 1956.


(German vɪlhɛlmsˈhaːfən)
(Placename) a port and resort in NW Germany, in Lower Saxony: founded in 1853; was the chief German North Sea naval base until 1945; a major oil port. Pop: 84 586 (2003 est)


(ˈvɪl hɛlmsˌhɑ fən)

a seaport in NW Germany, NW of Bremen, on the North Sea. 95,570.
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An oil monitoring plane will accompany the barges towards Wilhelmshaven," said Starke.
The tiny creatures were found at a depth of between 522 and 1162 metres during an expedition in the Gulf of Mexico, the German Center for Marine Biodiversity Research in the northern German city of Wilhelmshaven.
A significant investment in new welding technology at Manitowoc's Wilhelmshaven facility in Germany is resulting in better booms for the company's Grove GMK all-terrain cranes.
With some fanfare, Eurogate has announced that the Eugen Maersk is to call at its new, deepwater Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven later this month.
Since opening a fruit and vegetable logistics center at the deep-water JadeWeserPort in Wilhelmshaven last September, it has received and handled several hundred containers of fresh produce.
Dutch midstream oil investor Hestya Energy said on Wednesday it will buy the Wilhelmshaven oil refinery in Germany from US oil and gas group ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), for an undisclosed price.
Earlier, a spokesman for a group of investors vying for the Wilhelmshaven 260,000bpd refinery said 'a trust has sought the refinery for Saudi Aramco.
Reuters calculations show roughly 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) of refining capacity has been idled in Europe since 2009, including Petroplus' Teesside site in the UK and ConocoPhillips' German Wilhelmshaven plant, which is also looking for a buyer.
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The states of Bremen and Lower Saxony will finance - through publicly-owned entities JIB and JWPR - the basic infrastructure and the infrastructure necessary for the construction of the JadeWeserPort maritime container terminal in Wilhelmshaven on the mouth of the Jade river.
Bradman Lake has designed and built in Wilhelmshaven two robotic top load packaging lines to create for Royal Greenland Seafood GmbH what MD Hendrik Karup Jorgensen describes as "the most modem and efficient packaging technique for frozen fish in the whole of Europe.