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, located 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.
Preparations for handling the Merkur transition pieces have already started at the Buss Orange Blue Terminal in the Dutch port of Eemshaven. In June, the Buss Orange Blue Terminal and GeoSea signed a contract under which the transition pieces will be temporarily stored at the terminal, finally assembled and then transported to the wind farm via a jack-up vessel.
Merkur will consist of 66 GE Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines and will produce about 1,750 GWh of electricity annually. The 396MW German offshore wind farm is scheduled to be fully operational in 2019.
Offshore WIND Staff
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