Seajacks completes construction on Meerwind Offshore Wind Park

April 7, 2014

Seajacks completes construction on Meerwind Offshore Wind Park

Last week, Seajacks Zaratan successfully installed the final blade of the 80th turbine to complete the installation of Meerwind Offshore Wind Park. Construction of Meerwind began in 2012 and was completed on schedule within 18 months.

Seajacks were main installation contractor for the Meerwind Project, their work included installation of scour, monopiles, TPs and turbines while also taking responsibility in other areas such as noise mitigation.

Jens Assheuer, CEO of WindMW said: “I would like to thank the project’s investors, staff, suppliers and other stakeholders for their significant commitment and support. The completion of the project on schedule and at the highest quality standards is a result of the contributions of all parties involved.”

The 288 MW project will produce enough clean power to service approximately 360,000 households and will help Germany eliminate approximately one million tons of carbon emissions per year.

Meerwind was the first German offshore wind project to be fully financed by private investors, was the largest German offshore wind farm to achieve a full financial closing, and was the first to close under Germany’s KfW financing program, which is focused on helping Germany meet its renewable energy targets by providing debt financing to greenfield energy projects.

Sean Klimczak, Senior Managing Director at Blackstone said: “We are very pleased to have reached this important project milestone, bringing Germany one step closer to meeting its green energy targets. Together with our partners, we would like to thank our suppliers and their hard-working teams for their efforts to make our project vision a reality.”

A total of EUR 1.2 billion was invested in the construction of the wind farm Meerwind Süd and Ost, which is situated 23 kilometers north of Helgoland, Germany.

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