Iberdrola places first foundation for Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm

Iberdrola has placed the first foundation for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea and is now entering into the core stage of the construction phase.

Currently the heavy-lift installation vessel Svanen is working off the island of Rügen in the offshore wind farm, which is located 30km northeast of the German island of Rügen and covers a 40sq km area. On the basis of a special feeder concept, the monopiles of the Rostock-based company EEW SPC are towed from the Port of Rostock out to the construction site and positioned upright by the gripper.

The transport of the transition pieces, connecting the monopile with the wind turbine, to the storage site in the Port of Mukran began early March. The transition pieces follow the installation of the monopiles and will be deployed in Q2 and the laying of the inter-array cables is planned for later in 2023, ahead of a scheduled 2024 launch.

Iris Stempfle, Managing Director of Iberdrola Renovables Germany, said, “We are fully on schedule with the construction of Baltic Eagle and continue to be a reliable partner for the decarbonisation of the German industry with the expansion of the Baltic Hub to approximately 826MW by the end of next year.”

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