First Baltic Eagle wind farm transition pieces delivered

First Baltic Eagle wind farm transition pieces delivered

Photo: Windar Renovables

The first transition pieces manufactured by Windar Renovables at its facilities in Avilés for the Baltic Eagle wind farm have been delivered. The vessel, BigLift Shipping’s Happy Dragon, has loaded the transition pieces and has already delivered to the German port of Sassnitz. 

It was the first of 10 shipments that will include 50 pieces each to be handled at the sorting port of Sassnitz. From there, they will be stored and preparations for transport to the marine site will be finalised. Each of these pieces is 15 metres high, 6.5 metres in diameter and weighs 240 tonnes.

Loading to be completed in May

Windar Renovables said the start of manufacturing began at the end of 2021 and work will continue until the final loading of all parts expected in May 2023, to be finally installed between the second and third quarter of the year.

In addition, some thirty local suppliers have participated in the execution of a project that, once in operation, will contribute to meeting the demand for clean energy for 475,000 homes and avoid the emission of almost one million tonnes of CO2 per year. The offshore wind farm will be fully operational by the end of 2024.

Baltic Eagle wind farm

With its 50 wind turbines of 9.5 MW each, Baltic Eagle will have a capacity of 476 MW, generating 1.9 TWh per year. The wind turbines will be installed on monopile foundations and will cover an area of 40 km2square kilometres.

The substation of the wind farm was installed in February, and the monopiles will be installed during the second quarter, while the cabling between turbines will be done in the second half of the year. Finally, after the installation of the turbines, the wind farm will be operational in 2024.

Iberdrola’s second offshore wind project in German waters

The Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, located northeast of the island of Rügen off the coast of Pomerania in the Baltic Sea, is part of Iberdrola’s so-called “Baltic Hub” in the Baltic Sea.

Together with Wikinger (350 MW) and the planned Windanker (300 MW), the Hub will have an installed capacity of more than 1.1 GW by 2026, underpinning the company’s strategic focus on the Baltic Sea.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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