A photo of the Blue Tern installation vessel at Moray East offshore wind farm

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to Install Baltic Eagle Wind Turbines

Vestas has contracted Fred. Olsen Windcarrier for the transportation and installation of 50 of its 9.5 MW wind turbines at Iberdrola’s Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany.

Illustration; Blue Tern at Moray East Offshore Wind Farm; Photo: Fred. Olsen Windcarrier

This is one of the three new transport and installation contracts announced on 28 May 2021, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier said.

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The installation works, to be performed by the jack-up vessel Blue Tern, will commence in 2024.

Blue Tern was nominated for the site due to the vessel’s ability to operate at deep water sites, the company said, adding that the Baltic Sea represents challenging soil conditions which requires significant available leg lengths and jacking experience.

The 476 MW Baltic Eagle, Iberdrola’s second largest offshore wind farm in Germany, is located in the German Baltic Sea, 30 kilometres from the German island of Rügen.

Last month, Vestas announced that it had finalised the wind turbine supply contract for Baltic Eagle with Iberdrola. The final contract follows the selection of MHI Vestas as the preferred supplier for the project in 2019 and the agreement Vestas signed this May following the takeover of MHI Vestas at the end of 2020.