The port service provider Mukran Port Terminals (MPT) has handled the first six wind turbine tower segments delivered for the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm at the Mukran Port in Sassnitz, Germany.
The first turbine towers arrived at the port following the delivery of 36 of 180 blades for the wind farm’s 60 Siemens Gamesa turbines.
The Mukran Port has recently started upgrading two berths to make room for the handling of the wind farm’s components as well as to prepare for future offshore wind projects.
Arkona offshore wind farm is located 35km northeast of the island of Rügen in the German Baltic Sea.
The next step in the offshore construction is the laying of the inter-array cables, followed by the installation of the wind turbines, scheduled to start this summer.
The wind farm, owned by E.ON and Statoil, is scheduled for commissioning in 2019.