Baltic Eagle Swoops on Port of Roenne
Denmark’s Port of Roenne A/S has been selected as an installation port for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.
Iberdrola and Vestas have signed a contract to supply 50 units of the V174-9.5 MW offshore wind turbine for the Baltic Eagle project situated in German waters 40 kilometres west of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea.
All 50 turbines will be pre-assembled and installed out of Port of Roenne A/S in 2024.
With a capacity of 476.25 MW and spanning a 40 km2 area, Baltic Eagle is Iberdrola’s second major German offshore initiative following the successful completion of the 350 MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in 2017.
Baltic Eagle will connect to the Lubmin substation through two newly established HV cables.
Wikinger and Baltic Eagle together will be the largest offshore wind complex in the Baltic Sea, with over 826 MW of joint installed capacity and a total investment of roughly EUR 2.5 billion.
The cluster will produce enough energy to meet 45 per cent of the total electricity consumption of the German state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania while preventing the release of nearly 1.65 million tonnes of CO2 each year.
The Baltic Eagle wind farm alone will prevent the release of around one million tonnes of CO2.
”It is very positive that Iberdrola and Vestas have selected the Port of Roenne as the installation port for the Baltic Eagle project. This underlines our services are competitive. At the same time we are continuously implementing initiatives to improve the services offered to our customers in the market,” said Thomas Bendtsen, CEO at Port of Roenne A/S.