Emden-based EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) has won a contract to support maritime coordination during the construction phase of the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea.
The contract is scheduled to start in July 2017 and continue until the planned commissioning of the wind farm in 2019.
EMO will support the maritime coordination on behalf of E.ON for the joint venture of E.ON and Statoil, the equal owners of the project.
A team of nautical engineers from EMO will complement the E.ON team at the Hamburg site for the duration of the contract, the company said.
The Arkona offshore wind farm will feature sixty Siemens 6MW wind turbines mounted on monopile foundations installed at depths of 23 to 37 meters. The wind farm is located some 35 kilometers northeast of Rügen Island.
E.ON is responsible for the construction and subsequent operation of the wind farm.
The EUR 1.2 billion project represents Statoil’s first investment into German offshore wind market.