The foundations for “Baltic Eagle” are in place

All 50 foundations for Iberdrola’s “Baltic Eagle” offshore wind farm are in place. The cables between the fields have been laid. This was announced today by the offshore company Van Oord.

The installation ship “Svanen” installed the monopiles at the beginning of this year. The foundations of the wind turbines were completed by Van Oord with the installation of the transition pieces. Van Oord carried out the installation in two campaigns with the ” Brouwersgracht” from Spliethoff and the “Fairplayer” from Jumbo.

Recently, Van Oord’s cable-laying vessel “Nexus” successfully completed the installation of the inter-array cables (IAC). These cables are used to connect the offshore wind turbines and transmit electricity.

“Baltic Eagle” built on soft ground

The Trencher “Dig-It” – a remote-controlled vehicle – buried the inter-array cables at the required depth. The “Dig-It” was specially adapted to ensure that it could cope with the difficult conditions of the soft ground in the Baltic Sea, according to the company. IAC’s finalization and testing work is in full swing and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024, it says.

The “Baltic Eagle” offshore wind farm is located in the German Baltic Sea, 30 km north-east of the island of Rügen. With a production capacity of 476 MW, the offshore wind farm will reportedly be able to supply around 475,000 households with renewable energy while reducing carbon emissions by almost 1 million tons per year.

Van Oord hat die Fundamente für den Offshore-Windpark »Baltic Eagle« installiert
Van Oord has installed the foundations for the “Baltic Eagle” offshore wind farm

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Caption: Van Oord has installed the foundations for the "Baltic Eagle" offshore wind farm