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A2SEA to install transition pieces on Merkur Offshore Wind Farm

Tweet A2SEA has signed an agreement to install 66 transition pieces (TPs) on the 396MW Merkur Offshore Wind Farm for GeoSea. SEA CHALLENGER will transport and help install the TPs with mobilisation for the project starting in the beginning of October in Eesmhaven, Holland. SEA CHALLENGER can carry six TPs at a time. “We are very proud to be able to announce this project. It is the first time, SEA CHALLENGER will install TPs, and we are confident, that the vessel and her experienced crew will perform yet another well-executed project on time, on budget and safely, to the satisfaction of our customers,” says Michael Glavind, CEO at A2SEA. Employer of the Merkur Offshore Windfarm is Merkur Offshore GmbH, (a joint venture between its shareholders Partners Group, InfraRed Capital Partners, DEME Concessions and Coriolis) and with GeoSea as main contractor for the Balance of Plant scope (EPCI). The Merkur Offshore Wind Farm will be one of Germany’s largest wind farms and when fully commissioned in 2019, it will provide around 500,000 German households with renewable power. GE will supply 66 Haliade 150-6 megawatt offshore turbines, installed by DEME, and built and operated by Merkur Offshore Wind Farm. Merkur is located approximately 45km north of the is- lands of Borkum. For additional information, please contactMette Jørvad, Director, Head of Communication & Marketing, A2SEAmjn@a2sea.dk, D: +45 52 139...

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Acquisition of A2SEA by GeoSea becomes effective

Tweet On 31 August 2017, the acquisition of A2SEA by Belgian GeoSea became effective following the approval by the international competition authorities. The agreement was signed in July, where the former owners DONG Energy and Siemens International Holding BV agreed to sell the full ownership of A2SEA to GeoSea. GeoSea operates within complex marine engineering projects and is owned by DEME Group, a world leader in highly specialised fields of dredging, marine engineering and environmental remediation. Michael Glavind, CEO at A2SEA; “We are very pleased to welcome our new owners, GeoSea.GeoSea is a well-known and highly respected contractor within offshore wind. To both companies, safety is of paramount importance, and furthermore, we take pride in delivering projects to the full satisfaction of our customers. We look forward to the co-operation drawing on the expertise from our new colleagues in GeoSea.” Luc Vandenbulcke, Managing Director GeoSea: “The activities of A2SEA represent a strong and complementary fit with the operations of GeoSea. While GeoSea is mainly specialised in foundation works and in the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the Balance of Plant for offshore wind farms, A2SEA is a pioneer in transporting and installing turbines. Many times GeoSea has worked on projects where A2SEA later on installed turbines. Our combined organisation will be well-positioned to provide a broader range of integrated services and solutions to renewable energy customers.” For...

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