Ramboll has secured the contract as foundation designer for Gennaker Offshore Wind Park – the most powerful offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.

Ramboll’s mandate is to develop the basic and detailed design of 63 monopile foundations that will support the 15 MW class turbines of Skyborn Renewables’ offshore wind project. Ramboll’s engineering team is tasked with devising strategies that address the Baltic Sea’s unique geotechnical challenges while ensuring feasible and efficient interaction with installation methods. Additionally, Ramboll’s role extends to aiding Skyborn Renewables throughout the necessary regulatory approval and certification processes.

Global Executive Director Wind at Ramboll, Tim Fischer, commented: “Gennaker stands as the German Baltic Sea’s most ambitious offshore wind project at a Gigawatt-scale. Our team is thrilled to lend our design expertise for yet another project in this region after already being responsible for the foundation design for Arkona Becken, Baltic Eagle, and Windanker. Gennaker represents a significant leap towards Germany’s renewable energy targets, and we are incredibly honored to contribute to this journey.”

Last month, Skyborn Renewables announced another significant milestone in the Gennaker offshore wind project. They signed an updated Master Supply Agreement with Siemens Gamesa for the delivery of 63 SG 14-236 DD wind turbines, each with a power boost of up to 15 MW and a rotor diameter of 236 meters.

At 945 MW, Gennaker will become the most powerful offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea to date. Located approximately 15 kilometers north of the Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula, the project area sits within a designated priority zone for offshore wind energy in the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania coastal sea. Skyborn secured the initial building permit for the Gennaker site in May 2019 and maintains site exclusivity for development. Offshore construction works are planned to commence in 2027.

Source: Ramboll & BalticWind.EU