Global Wind Service (GWS) has been contracted by GE Renewable Energy to support turbine installation at DEME’s 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

GWS will help jack-up Seafox 5 install 66 Haliade 150-6MW machines starting in mid-February 2018.

The work is expected to take about six months, the company said.

GWS chief commercial officer Michael Olsen said: “We are very delighted about this award and are looking forward to be working with GE Renewable Energy on this project.”

The turbines will feature 73.5-metre blades manufactured by LM Wind Power in Spain.

A2Sea jack-up Sea Challenger is currently installing 66 transition pieces at the wind farm site.

Merkur is being developed by a consortium featuring Partners Group, InfraRed Capital Partners, DEME Concessions and Coriolis.

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