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SeaPlanner™ has been selected as the system to support construction of the Merkur Offshore Wind Farm located off the coast of Germany.

The contract was awarded by the project’s Principal Contractor, GeoSea NV and includes the provision of integrated personnel and vessel tracking software, access control hardware and installation and setup of the marine coordination centre based in Eemshaven in the Netherlands.

GeoSea will benefit from some of SeaPlanner’s latest upgraded technology which includes enhanced mapping functionality, integrated helicopter tracking and metocean data feeds.

Mick Cooper, Project Manager at SeaRoc Group commented:

“We’re delighted to have been awarded the contract and are excited to be implementing some of our new functionality on the Merkur project. Over the last year or so we’ve been developing a number of partnerships in order to enhance the offering to our clients – we’re delighted to be working with Oceanwise on this project where we will be integrating metocean feeds generated by their various data capture devices.”

Requirements for the project are to deploy, real-time, tracking of vessels and personnel within the development site - this will be provided by SeaPlanner’s Operations Manager and Personnel Manager modules, as well as the Induction Manager module for the efficient and simple induction of all personnel. 
This contract extends SeaRoc Group’s portfolio of work in Germany and Holland with previous projects including Dantysk (Vattenfall), Amrumbank (E.On), Sandbank (Vattenfall), Gemini (Van Oord) and Nordsee One.

The Merkur offshore wind farm project is located approximately 45km north of the islands of Borkum, Germany, in the North Sea. It will consist of 66 turbines and once complete will generate approximately 1,750 GWh annually, enough clean energy to power around 500,000 homes.

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