Parkwind Taps Bladt for Arcadis Ost 1 Offshore Substation

Parkwind and Bladt Industries have signed an agreement for the design, fabrication, and installation of the Arcadis Ost 1 substation in the German Baltic Sea.

Bladt Industries is to deliver the complete substation for Parkwind, with Semco Maritime and ISC Engineering as key partners. Semco Maritime will be responsible for the design and implementation of the entire electrical systems, while ISC Engineering is responsible for the structural design.

“In the context of a global crisis, this signature and the imminent start of the works at Bladt, demonstrate Parkwind’s unwavering commitment to successfully deliver the Arcadis Ost 1 project in line with the plan set more than a year ago,” said Parkwind’s Project Manager, Clément Helbig de Balzac. 

”We are convinced that the team composed of Parkwind, Bladt and 50Hertz brings the expertise needed to deliver the transformation platform of the highest HSSE and quality standards. The shared substation will become the heart of Arcadis Ost 1 Offshore Windfarm, supplying the German grid with green energy for up to 300,000 households.”

The platform is jointly developed and will be jointly operated with 50Hertz, the responsible Transmission System Operator (TSO) for connecting the offshore wind farms in the German Baltic Sea.

Parkwind expects to start installation activities at the Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm in 2022. The wind farm lies 19 kilometres off the island of Rugen.

The contract signature is the result of a productive collaboration between Parkwind and Bladt and kicks-off the next project phase with the first steel-works, the companies said.

This is the fourth offshore wind project on which Parkwind and Bladt will collaborate, the first three being Northwind, Nobelwind, and Northwester 2.

“We are exceptionally pleased once more to be selected by Parkwind. We are looking into a complex project execution plan, but we have allocated an experienced project team to deliver according to the requirements. I am convinced that the strong partnership and trust between Parkwind and Bladt will be strengthened even further as we jointly embark the fourth project together,” said Nils Overgaard, Chief Sales Officer, Bladt Industries. 

The 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 will feature 27 MHI Vestas V174-9.5MW wind turbines expected to be installed at the site from June 2022 onward.

Photo: Parkwind/Illustration

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