On Tuesday 5 September, the load-out of the jacket for the Merkur Offshore Wind Farm substation took place in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The jacket, weighing almost 1,700 tons, will be shipped from Vlissingen to Eemshaven after which it will be shipped to its final destination in the German North Sea in the coming weeks.
Final assembly of the substation is currently ongoing at the yard of JV partner Engie Fabricom in Hoboken. The substation will be ready for load-out and sail-away in December after which it will be installed offshore.
In the framework of Merkur Offshore, one of the largest wind farms (396 MW) in the North Sea representing a major step in Germany’s Energy Transition, the joint venture ENGIE Fabricom-Tractebel and Iemants has been awarded the contract for the engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of the offshore substation and associated jacket.
Iemants is responsible for the basic and detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication and corrosion protection of the steel constructions for the topside and the jacket.