ENGIE Fabricom-Tractebel and Iemants win the Merkur contract
As part of the development of the Merkur Offshore wind farm, the consortium made up of ENGIE Fabricom-Tractebel and Iemants has won a contract to design, manufacture and commission the high-voltage substation and the associated jacket.
This is also the first time that ENGIE Fabricom has teamed up with Tractebel in a joint venture (75%-25%) in relation to this type of construction.
The project, which is funded by a consortium comprising five sponsors (DEME Concessions Wind, Partners Group, InfraRed Capital Partners, GE Energy Financial Services and ADEME), is one of the biggest German wind farms in the North Sea and makes a significant contribution to Germany’s plans for the energy transition. The project will be managed by GeoSea (DEME’s specialist in complex offshore maritime projects).
With a capacity of 396 MW generated by 66 wind turbines located around 45 km north of Borkum, the wind farm will supply electricity to over 500,000 households per year from 2018 onwards.