The first 6 of the total of 66 transition pieces (TPs) for the Merkur offshore wind farm have been loaded onto a vessel in Spain and will now set sail to Eemshaven, according to social media updates by those involved in the transport and logistics of the TPs.
The installation of monopiles at the offshore construction site 35km north of the German island of Borkum started in April of this year.
The transition pieces are being transported from Spain since they were produced by Idesa, a Spanish company specialising in manufacturing large components and equipment.
The Buss Orange Blue Terminal, located in the Dutch port of Eemshaven, has already commenced preparations for the Merkur offshore wind farm. In June, the terminal signed a contract with GeoSea to accomodate the temporary storage, final assembly and transportation of the transition pieces to the wind farm via a jack-up vessel.
The 396MW Merkur will consist of 66 GE Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines and is scheduled to be fully operational in 2019.
Offshore WIND Staff
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