Parkwind and partners defy autumn storms to complete installation of final towers and turbines at Arcadis Ost 1. The final three turbines of Parkwind’s 27-turbine Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm were installed during the stormy autumn season in less than 8 days to complete construction of the world’s first fully floating installed commercial offshore wind farm off the Germany’s Baltic Coast.
Heerema Marine Contractors, Vestas and Parkwind worked closely together to overcome tempestuous weather conditions to install the turbines rapidly using a purely floating installation method, thus cancelling the need for jack-up operations. This installation method was chosen to better cope with the particularly challenging seabed conditions in that part of the Baltic Sea.
“This is a huge feat of engineering by the three teams and together we have been able to redefine how offshore windfarms are installed,” said Eric Antoons, Co-CEO of Parkwind. “Special thanks go to our colleagues on board the THIALF who have made this particular success possible,”
With all 27 wind turbines now installed, the teams will continue their offshore activities with cable termination and commissioning work.
About Arcadis Ost 1
Arcadis Ost 1 is a 257 MW offshore wind farm developed in the German territorial waters of the Baltic Sea, northeast of the island of Rügen. Arcadis Ost 1 has been developed by Parkwind with the participation of PMV and OstseeWindEnergie GmbH, a project company consisting of three partners, Oberhessische Versorgungsbetriebe AG, Stadtwerke Bad Vilbel and WV Energie AG. The wind farm will begin operations in 2023 and supply enough green energy to power the equivalent of 290,000 households.