GeoSea Chooses SeaPlanner for Merkur Offshore Wind Farm

SeaPlanner, a marine monitoring and management solution and part of the SeaRoc Group, has been selected as the system to support construction of the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm located off the coast of Germany.

Source: SeaRoc Group

The contract was awarded by the project’s principal contractor, GeoSea NV, and includes the provision of integrated personnel and vessel tracking software, access control hardware and installation and setup of the marine coordination centre based in Eemshaven in the Netherlands.

SeaRoc Group said that GeoSea will benefit from some of SeaPlanner’s latest upgraded technology which includes enhanced mapping functionality, integrated helicopter tracking and metocean data feeds.

Mick Cooper, Project Manager at SeaRoc Group, said: “Over the last year or so we’ve been developing a number of partnerships in order to enhance the offering to our clients – we’re delighted to be working with Oceanwise on this project where we will be integrating metocean feeds generated by their various data capture devices.”

Requirements for the project are to deploy real-time tracking of vessels and personnel within the development site. This will be provided by SeaPlanner’s Operations Manager and Personnel Manager modules, as well as the Induction Manager module for the induction of all personnel.

The 66-turbine Merkur offshore wind farm project is located approximately 45 kilometres north of the islands of Borkum, Germany, in the North Sea. The wind farm is expected to be fully commissioned in 2019.