Offshore windenergy: Wikinger Project
Wikinger Offshore-ProjectIberdrola is investing €1.4 billion to construct Wikinger, the company’s first offshore windfarm in German waters, strengthening its leading position in the global offshore market.
Wikinger is Iberdrola’s first offshore wind project in Germany and follows the successful construction and commissioning of our first offshore windfarm in 2014 - West of Duddon Sands in the Irish Sea.
Located in the Baltic Sea, approximately 75 km from the mainland close to the Island of Rügen, Wikinger is in the northern part of an area known as Westlich Adlergrund that the German authorities have designated as a Priority Offshore Development Area.
The site covers 34 km2 and will host 70 Adwen AD5-135 wind turbines, generating up to 350 megawatts that will be connected to the grid in 2017. At 5 megawatts, these are the largest turbines ever to be installed on an Iberdrola project.
Offshore works will commence with the piling and foundation installation activities early 2016.
The Wikinger project implies a major technological challenge for the Company’s engineering teams and suppliers and will create hundreds of highly-skilled jobs in the country.
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