E.ON has posted a photo showing Van Oord’s heavy lift vessel Svanen installing monopile foundations on the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.
E.ON and Statoil have organised a ceremony at Mukran Port in Sassnitz to mark the start of offshore construction works.
Christian Pegel, Minister for Energy, Infrastructure and Digitisation in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, said: “The Arkona offshore wind project is a key investment in the expansion of wind power off the coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and is a further step in ensuring the provision of renewable energies. Furthermore, the construction of a fourth wind farm off the coast of our state will create new secure jobs in the region.”
The monopile foundations were delivered by EEW Special Pipe Constructions, while the transition pieces were produced by Bladt Industries.
The 385MW Arkona wind farm, a joint venture between E.ON and Statoil, is located 35 kilometres north-east of the island of Rügen. The wind farm will comprise 60 Siemens 6MW turbines scheduled for commissioning in 2019.