First Arkona Transition Pieces Arrive to Mukran Port

The first set of transition pieces built by Bladt Industries for the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm has arrived to the Mukran Port on Germany’s Rügen island.

E.ON and Statoil are building the EUR 1.2 billion wind farm in the German Baltic Sea, some 35 kilometres northeast of Rügen Island. E.ON is responsible for the construction and subsequent operation of the wind farm.

The wind farm will feature 60 Siemens 6MW turbines installed on monopile foundations in water depths of between 23 and 37 metres.

Bladt is producing the transition pieces for the wind farm, while the Rostock-based EEW SPC is delivering the monopiles.

The foundations will be installed by Van Oord’s heavy lift installation vessel Svanen.

Arkona, also known as Arkona-Becken Südost, is expected to be fully commissioned in 2019.