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Topping-out ceremony for Merkur base

EMS Maritime Offshore BV (EMO) has celebrated the topping-out ceremony of its second building in Eemshaven. The base was constructed according to schedule and will be used by Merkur Offshore GmbH to coordinate maintenance and service operation for the Merkur offshore wind farm from spring 2018.

The first foundation stone and ground-breaking ceremony for the new base at Beatrixhaven was held in November 2017. Dutch construction company bv Kooi Bouwbedrijf from Appingedam / NL was designated as general contractor for the work.

The base will consist of a 600m² warehouse, and 500m² office area spread over two floors. Facilities will include meeting rooms, changing rooms, showers, common rooms and kitchen. The base will be used by Merkur Offshore GmbH to coordinate maintenance and service operation for the Merkur offshore wind farm from spring 2018.

GE Renewable Germany GmbH, a subsidiary of GE, will also use the base to service the 66 Haliade 150-6MW turbines at the Merkur site; part of GEs service and maintenance contract.

Furthermore, EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH is supporting GeoSea’s marine coordination for the planning and construction phase of Merkur from Emden, Germany.

Merkur will cover a 47km² area and is located approximately 45km north of the Borkum island in the North Sea. The project will have a 396MW capacity and completion is scheduled for the end of 2019. It is anticipated to provide renewable energy to around 500,000 households annually.

EMOs Terminal at Eemshaven covers an area of 33,000m² and is directly connected to the waterfront. EMO BV started the operation in spring 2015 and has been developing the new area since. Up until now, EMO has invested approximately €3m into the site.    

The warehouse and the office building for Merkur Offshore GmbH and GE is the second project which is being realised and financed within a short period of time. Back in October 2016, EMO began operations of a service hub on behalf of Siemens Gamesa at at the Beatrix Harbour. In addition, EMO also co-ordinates the deployment of its crew transfer vessels from here.

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