Iberdrola and Vestas have signed a contract to supply 50 units of the offshore wind turbine V174-9.5 MW for the Baltic Eagle project situated in German waters 40 km west of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. The central position in the Baltic Sea is a factor for Port of Roenne A/S to secure another contract as an installation port for a major offshore wind project.
All 50 turbines will in 2024 be pre-assembled and installed out of Port of Roenne A/S, and the port has again been able to utilize the unique geographical location of Bornholm.
With a capacity of 476,25 megawatt (MW) and spanning a 40 km2 area, Baltic Eagle is Iberdrola’s second major German offshore initiative following the successful completion in 2017 of 350-MW Wikinger offshore wind farm.
Baltic Eagle will connect to the Lubmin substation through two newly established HV cables. Wikinger offshore windfarm and Baltic Eagle together will be the largest offshore wind complex in the Baltic Sea, with over 826 MW joint installed capacity and a total investment of roughly €2.5 billion.
The cluster will produce enough energy to meet 45% of the total electricity consumption of the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania while preventing the release of nearly 1.65 million tonnes of CO2 each year, thus contributing to fulfilling Germany’s emission reduction targets. The Baltic Eagle wind farm alone will prevent the release of around one million tonnes of CO2.
CEO at Port of Roenne A/S, Thomas Bendtsen, is very excited about the contract and sees the agreement emphasize the Port of Roenne’s competitiveness in the Baltic Sea as an attractive installation port for Offshore Windfarms in the Baltic Sea.
“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,” says Thomas Bendtsen.
Iberdrola is one of the world’s largest energy companies, a leader in renewables, spearheading the energy transition to a low carbon economy. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries. It carries out renewables, networks, and commercial activities in Europe (Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, and Greece), the United States, Brazil, Mexico, and Australia, and, as growth platforms, it is present in markets such as Japan, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, among others. Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner in sustainable energy solutions. The company design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 132 GW of wind turbines in 83 countries, Vestas have installed more wind power than anyone else.
Source: Port of Roenne