Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind has achieved a significant milestone in the construction of the 257-MW Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm by completing the installation of all 27 turbines in the German Baltic Sea.
The company reported that the last three turbines were erected in less than eight days, a notable feat facilitated by the innovative purely floating installation method employed in collaboration with Heerema Marine Contractors and Vestas.
Despite challenging weather conditions, the efficient installation process is a testament to the effectiveness of the chosen approach. With turbine construction concluded, the project now shifts its focus to offshore activities, including cable termination and commissioning work.
Situated northeast of the island of Ruegen, the Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm is poised to generate enough electricity to power approximately 290,000 homes. Already contributing power to the German grid, the plant is scheduled for commissioning later this year. The successful and timely turbine installation marks a significant step forward for Parkwind in advancing renewable energy infrastructure in the German Baltic Sea.