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Developer
Merkur Offshore GmbH (InfraRed Capital Partners Limited)
Joint Venture between DEME Concessions Wind nv and the Windreich Group of companies. Under the terms of the joint venture Windreich contributed the MEG I project rights into Merkur Offshore GmbH.
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Main Contractor-EPCI correct
Owner correct
Owner correct
Owner
Partners Group
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Owner
GE Energy (UK) Ltd.
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Owner correct
Project Details for Merkur
General Information Name Merkur correct
Other names MEG Offshore I correct
Country name Germany correct
Region Exclusive Economic Zone 1 (DolWin) (BSH Cluster 2 in Draft Network Plan) correct
Comments correct
Round (or category) correct
Development status Partial Generation/Under Construction correct
Power & Turbines Project capacity 396 MW correct
Turbine model Haliade 150-6MW (GE Energy) correct
Turbine capacity 6 MW correct
Number of turbines 66 correct
Total turbine height 177.6 m correct
Hub height 102.60 m correct
Rotor diameter 150 m correct
Foundation Grounded: Monopile (Diameter 6-7.8m, lengths of up to 58.5-72.6m (embedment length 25-35.4m), and a total weight of approx. 730-970 t.) correct
Windspeed 10 year mean wind speed (2000-2009) Available online now
Costs Stated project cost EUR(mill) 1600.00 correct
Location & Environment Sea name North Sea correct
Centre latitude 54.043° correct
Centre longitude 6.554° correct
Area 39 km2 correct
Depth range (Chart Datum) 27 m - 33 m correct
Depth range stated by developer 27 m - 33 m correct
Distance from shore (reported) 45 km correct
Distance from shore (computed from centre) 60.9 km correct
Ports Installation base Eemshaven (Orange Blue Terminals B.V.) Nacelles, TPs and Towers. correct
Ops and maintenance Eemshaven correct
Grid Converter/Collector platforms DolWin3 Converter correct
Offshore transformers Merkur Substation correct
Grid connection point DolWin3 correct
Cable landing point Hilgenriedersiel correct
Export Cables
Please note that export cables connect the offshore transformer (substation) to either; shore or an offshore HVAC-HVDC converter station for onward transmission via HVDC cabling. Please see the converters page for planned converter stations and transmission cables.

The export cable length does not generally include the onshore component. The exception is when the onshore substation is close to shore.
Number of export cables 2 correct
Average length per cable 12.4 km correct
Transmission type (e.g. HVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 155 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Power rating correct
Number of cores correct
Conductor type correct
Section area correct
Insulation correct
Number fibre optics correct
Export minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Burial depth correct
Comments correct
Onshore Cables Number of onshore cables correct
Average length per cable correct
Comments correct
Array Cables Array cable length 90 km correct
Estimated cable length LogIn
Transmission type (e.g. MVAC) correct
Nominal voltage 33 kV correct
Maximum voltage correct
Burial depth correct
Number of cores correct
Conductor type correct
Section 630 mm2 correct
Insulation correct
Power rating correct
Number of fibre optics correct
Minimum bend radius (MBR) correct
Comments 73 array cables vary in cross-sectional area from 150mm2 to 630mm2. correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 280469 correct
CO2 reduced per year 566828 tonnes correct
SO2 reduced per year 13182 tonnes correct
Expected life 25.0 years correct
Other Website Visit correct

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