A fresh wind from the Baltic Sea
Following the commissioning of the Wikinger offshore wind farm (350 megawatts) at the end of 2017, Baltic Eagle represents the second largest offshore initiative promoted by Iberdrola Renovables in Germany. The wind farm holds a total capacity of 476 megawatts and is located offshore over an area of 40 km2, north of the island of Rügen. When commissioned in the end of 2024, the wind farm will provide sustainable energy for 475,000 households, thus saving almost one million tonnes of CO2. Through Baltic Eagle, Iberdrola is also trimming down the cost of offshore wind power through the efficient V174-9.5 megawatts platform, which represents the industry’s largest commercially proven rotor size for the most powerful output at the time of the auction. In this way, Baltic Eagle is helping to further reduce the cost of renewable wind energy in Germany. Once commissioned, Iberdrola’s Baltic Hub (Wikinger wind farm and Baltic Eagle) in the German Baltic Sea will have a total capacity of 826 megawatts, making it one of the largest offshore wind clusters in the Baltic Sea.
Iberdrola was awarded with the second offshore tender by the German Federal Network Agency for the construction of the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm with a total capacity of 476 MW.
Cooperation with transmission system operator 50Hertz on the grid connection of Baltic Eagle and fabrication start of the offshore substation (OSS) in Belgian shipyards.
Windar manufactures transition pieces that will connect the turbine towers to the wind turbine foundations. Furthermore, the Germany based company EEW SPC manufactures 50 monopiles in its mega factory in Rostock that serve as foundations for the turbine towers.
The Dutch company Van Oord installs the foundations and the inner-park inter-array cables for Baltic Eagle. The OSS is installed and commissioned.
The wind turbines are installed. The construction phase for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm ends and the wind turbines are being commissioned.
Iberdrola plans to expand its total capacity in Germany up to more than 1.1 GW.