GeoSea Puts A2SEA Straight to Work

A2SEA has signed an agreement to install 66 transition pieces (TPs) on the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm for its new parent company – GeoSea.

Sea Challenger. Image source: A2SEA

The jack-up Sea Challenger will for the first time transport and help install the TPs with mobilisation for the project starting in the beginning of October in Eesmhaven, Holland. The vessel can carry six TPs at a time.

“We are very proud to be able to announce this project. It is the first time, SEA CHALLENGER will install TPs, and we are confident, that the vessel and her experienced crew will perform yet another well-executed project on time, on budget and safely, to the satisfaction of our customers,” says Michael Glavind, CEO at A2SEA.

Employer of the Merkur offshore wind farm is Merkur Offshore GmbH, a joint venture between its shareholders Partners Group, InfraRed Capital Partners, DEME Concessions and Coriolis, with GeoSea as main contractor for the Balance of Plant scope (EPCI).

GE will supply 66 Haliade 150-6 megawatt offshore turbines for the project, to be installed by DEME some 45 kilometres north of the islands of Borkum. The wind farm is scheduled for commissioning in 2018.