CWind, a British integrated service provider supporting the offshore wind industry, has secured a contract from Tideway to deliver all cable pull-in services for 66 offshore wind turbines and one offshore substation at the 396MW Merkur Offshore wind farm.

Merkur Offshore wind farm is currently being constructed 45 km from the island of Borkum in the German North Sea.

By leveraging the expertise of CWind’s technicians and project engineers Merkur looks to complete the project on-time and supply energy to 288,469 homes.

CWind technicians and equipment are expected to deliver the main cable pull-in campaign by September 2017.

Cable termination and testing training for the Tideway team is currently being arranged at CWind’s Barrow-in-Furness offshore wind training facility.

CWind managing director Lee Andrews said: “CWind is known for our “Right First Time” approach and has vast understanding with this type of project, having competed 421 cable pull-ins to date. This experience and know-how provides our clients complete confidence in our teams’ capabilities.

“With pre-project engineering already in progress, this prestigious project supports our group vision of engineering a clean and connected future for the offshore power sector.”

Merkur Offshore is a joint venture of its shareholders PG Merkur Holding (50%), InfraRed Capital Partners (25%), DEME Concessions (12.5%) and Coriolis (12.5%).

Merkur Offshore wind farm project site covers an area of 47 km² in total. It features 66 wind energy converters of GE’s offshore wind turbine ‘Haliade 150’ with nominal power of 6 MW each.

During construction, the scope of works is mainly executed by the EPCI Contractors, GeoSea (for the Balance of Plant scope) and GE Renewable (as turbine supplier).

CWind, part of the Global Marine Group, works with major wind farm owners and developers such as Dong Energy, E.ON and Vattenfall.

Tideway is part of the DEME Group, a global player in dredging, marine engineering and environmental remediation.

Image: CWind secures contract to install cables at Merkur offshore wind farm. Photo: Courtesy of CWind.