E.ON has awarded DNV GL with a project certification contract for the new Arkona offshore wind farm, which covers inspection phases from manufacturing, transport, installation, to the commissioning of the wind farm.
Having worked on the project since 2014, DNV GL was initially appointed by E.ON for the full design assessment of the wind farm’s turbines and offshore substations.
During the design assessment, DNV GL delivered the conformity statements for the basic design of the wind turbines and support structure. Currently, DNV GL and E.ON are collaborating to finalise the detailed design of both offshore transformer station and turbine and support structures.
The stringent inspections of the project certification phase are designed to ensure that the assumptions made in the design assessment phase are validated and thus support the goal to provide optimal reliability for the entirety of the project lifetime.
The 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm will be located 35km northeast of German Rügen Island in the Baltic Sea,and will comprise 60 Siemens 6MW turbines.
Statoil has a 50-percent stake and is involved in the project from the start. E.ON is responsible for building and operating the wind farm. Upon planned completion in 2019, the project will supply renewable energy for approximately 400,000 households and offset 1.2 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year.