Parkwind and its collaborators successfully installed the last three turbines at the 257MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm, situated in the German Baltic Sea. Overcoming the hurdles of the stormy autumn season, the 27-unit wind farm's final towers and turbines were swiftly installed in less than eight days.
The collaborative efforts of Heerema Marine Contractors, Vestas, and Parkwind played a pivotal role in accomplishing this feat. Employing a floating installation method, the teams eliminated the need for jack-up operations, adapting to the demanding seabed conditions prevalent in the Baltic Sea region.
Parkwind's co-chief executive, Eric Antoons, expressed satisfaction with the achievement, stating, “This is a huge feat of engineering by the three teams, and together we have been able to redefine how offshore wind farms are installed.” Antoons extended gratitude to the individuals on board the THIALF vessel, emphasizing their role in the success of the project.
With all 27 turbines in place, the teams are set to continue offshore activities, focusing on cable termination and commissioning work. The Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm, located northeast of the island of Rügen, is expected to commence operations by the end of 2023.