GeoSea has appointed Con4Mare to provide marine warranty survey services for the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm (formerly known as MEG I), located 45km north of Borkum, Germany, in the North Sea.
The project will be built under a dual contract structure with GE as supplier of 66 GE Haliade 6MW wind turbines and GeoSea as turnkey contractor for the entire balance of plant.
This represents the first large-scale commercial deployment of the GE Haliade 6MW offshore wind turbine in Europe.
The EUR 1.6 billion project reached the financial close in August 2016.
Offshore foundation installation is expected to commence in August 2017, with project completion scheduled for March 2019.
The offshore substation, to be delivered by ENGIE Fabricom-Tractebel and Iemants, will transmit the electricity from the wind farm to the DolWin gamma HVDC transformer platform.