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Engie to build Merkur substation

GERMANY: Two Engie subsidiaries and Belgian steel construction form Iemants have been appointed engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor to install the substation at the 396MW Merkur offshore project in Germany.

GE 6MW Haliade turbines in US waters; Merkur will be Europe's first to use this machine
GE 6MW Haliade turbines in US waters; Merkur will be Europe's first to use this machine

Subsidiaries Engie Fabricom and Tractebel have formed a joint venture and partnered with Iemants. The companies will be responsible for completing the project's offshore substation and jacket foundation.

The topside will be manufactured at Fabricom's yard in Antwerp, Belgium. It is due for completion in 2017, according to Engie.

The 22-turbine Merkur project reached financial close in August 2016.

It will be the first commercial European offshore project to use GE's Haliade 6MW turbine. Project completion is expected in 2019.

The development consortium is led by investment managers Partners Group, which holds a 50% stake. GE Energy Financial Services holds 6.25% of the shares.

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