Construction starts on Eemshaven Heliport

Construction starts on Eemshaven Heliport 20 Nov, 17, Source: Groningen Seaports

[electronic translation] On 13 November 2017, the first stone was laid in the Eemshaven for the second offshore service base of EMS Maritime Offshore BV (EMO). When the construction is complete, the base is let to Merkur Offshore GmbH. The contractor for this project is Kooi Bouwbedrijf from Appingedam.

EMO’s logistic concept with connection to the waterfront was convincing. Only in 2015 a 2 x 150 m jetty was constructed, which is the ideal starting point for service trips to and from the Merkur wind farm. This will be extended with a modern offshore base with a warehouse, an outdoor area and an adjoining office complex. This complex consists of office and meeting rooms, changing rooms, showers and recreation rooms with kitchen. “We regard the confidence that is placed in us as a confirmation of our concept,” says EMO director Knut Gerdes.
From spring 2018 the entire infrastructure will be used by wind turbine manufacturer GE Renewables (GE), which supplies and builds the turbines for the Merkur wind farm. “The Eemshaven is an excellent location for managing the turbines in the wind farm effectively. Moreover, we thought it was important to find a partner that provides good service, is competent and flexible, “says Markus van Hümmel from Merkur Offshore GmbH.
Merkur Offshore GmbH is the operator of the Merkur wind farm, which is currently being built in the German part of the North Sea. The wind farm is located in the German exclusive economic zone, approximately 45 km north of the island of Borkum and consists of 66 wind turbines from the manufacturer GE, type “Haliade 150”, each with a capacity of 6 MW. Merkur Offshore GmbH has concluded a long-term service contract with GE in the context of turbine delivery. In order to be able to carry out the work properly, Merkur Offshore GmbH and GE were looking for a suitable location. They found these at EMO BV in the Eemshaven.
The building must be completed in the spring of 2018 and taken into use by Merkur. With this project an investment of approx. 1.4 million euros is involved.

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