Windar Renovables Baltic Eagle

First Baltic Eagle Transition Pieces Arrive in Germany

Windar Renovables has delivered the first transition pieces to Iberdrola’s 476 MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany.

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The loading of the transition pieces manufactured by the Spanish company at its facilities in Avilés began this weekend onto the general cargo vessel Happy Dragon.

The ship, currently located at Port Mukran, according to the AIS data, carried the first 10 of the 50 pieces to the sorting port in Germany, from where the transition pieces will be stored and preparations for the transport to the construction site will be finalised.

In 2021, the company won the contract to deliver the transition pieces for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm.

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Each of these units is 15 metres high, 6.5 metres in diameter, and weighs 240 tonnes. The work began at the end of 2021 and will continue until the final loading of all parts is done which is planned for May 2023.

The final unit is expected to be installed between the second and third quarter of this year. Van Oord is responsible for the installation of monopile foundations for which the company plans to deploy its heavy lift installation vessel Svanen, according to the previous news reported on our site.

With its 50 wind turbines of 9.5 MW each, Baltic Eagle will generate 1.9 TWh per year.

The wind turbines will be installed on monopile foundations and will cover an area of 40 square kilometres.

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The wind farm’s substation was installed in February, and the monopiles will be installed during the second quarter, while the cabling between the wind turbines will be done in the second half of the year.

Finally, after the installation of the turbines, the wind farm is planned to be operational in 2024.

The Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm is located northeast of the Rügen island off the Pomeranian coast in the Baltic Sea in a water depth of 40-45 metres.

It is part of Iberdrola’s so-called “Baltic Hub” in the Baltic Sea. Together with the 350 MW Wikinger and the planned 300 MW Windanker wind farms, the Hub will have an installed capacity of more than 1.1 GW by 2026, Windar Renovables said.

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