Baltic wind farm "Vikings" feeds into the grid

02.01.2018

The offshore wind farm "Vikings" has for the first time fed electricity into the grid. After installation and interim commissioning of the last of 70 Adewen turbines, this is the next important milestone achieved. The wind farm "Vikings" is Iberdrola’s first offshore wind farm in Germany. The company has invested 1.4 billion euros in the project.

The wind turbines were erected northeast of the island of Rügen by Iberdrola and Adwen teams and will now be ramped up step by step. The first plants are already feeding into the German electricity grid.

With a total installed capacity of 350 MW, "Viking" will supply renewable energy to 350,000 homes, representing more than 20% of the power used by the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, in whose waters the project is located. "With the power supply, we have mastered the decisive project step. At this important point, we once again have to thank the companies, authorities and employees involved. Without their participation, we could not announce the successful feed-in today, "says Jürgen Blume, Managing Director of Iberdrola Renovables Offshore Deutschland GmbH.

The installation phase took 18 months. During this time several hundred people worked in this project. More than 80 km of internal parking cabling, a transformer platform, all 70 jacket foundations and finally the turbines were installed on an area of ​​34 square kilometers. As the base port for both the installation and the upcoming operation phase Mukran Port, located on Rügen's east coast, was chosen.

The electricity generated is transported via export cables with a total length of around 90 km ashore to the substation in Lubmin.

Volker Buddensiek / Iberdrola

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