EEW SPC Rolls Out Last Baltic Eagle Monopile

EEW Special Pipe Constructions (EEW SPC) has completed the fabrication of the last monopile for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany, owned by the Spanish energy company Iberdrola.

The last monopile in the set of 50 was manufactured at EEW Special Pipe Constructions’ Rostock site.

Each monopile has a diameter between 8.75 metres and 9 metres. The units have been steel-structurally completed as well as coated.

From spring 2023, the foundations will be float transported to the installation site for the 476 MW offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea.

“We would like to thank Iberdrola for the trust they have placed in us. So far, everything has gone smoothly and we are delighted to have been able to play our part in the success of the project,” said Robert Dreves, Managing Director of EEW SPC.

The German manufacturer was awarded a contract for the supply of 50 monopile foundations for the wind farm in July 2021.

The company rolled out its heaviest monopile weighing 1,421 tonnes in August last year, while the first unit was produced in March 2022.

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The accompanying transition pieces will be delivered by Spanish company Windar, which signed a EUR 50 million sustainable factoring line with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria to finance the contract for Baltic Eagle.

The foundations will be supporting 50 Vestas 9.5 MW wind turbines that are scheduled to start being installed in 2024, with Baltic Eagle expected to be up and running the same year.

The offshore wind farm will be built some 30 kilometres off the island of Rügen at a site spanning 40 square kilometres.

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