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Iberdrola connects 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm to German national grid

CTBR Staff Writer Published 02 January 2018

Spanish electric utility Iberdrola has successfully connected its 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm to the national grid in Germany.

The offshore wind farm located in the Baltic Sea, was built over a period of 18 months and will now supply renewable electricity to 350,000 German households.

Power generated from the wind farm represents about 20% of power used by the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, in whose waters the project is located.

The total investment for the project is around €1.4bn. The wind farm has 70 of Adwen’s 5MW turbines. Each turbine has a rotor diameter of 135m. It is located 35km from the shore and has its installation and operations and maintenance base at the Port of Sassnitz.

The wind farm is expected to offset at least 600,000 tonnes of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere. 

The wind farm resulted in creating more than 2000 construction and manufacturing jobs across the port of Mukran and at the plants where the equipment was fabricated in Germany, Denmark and Spain.

The company in a statement said: “Iberdrola has met the demanding time frame set to build Wikinger thanks to the company's extraordinary multidisciplinary and multinational team, fully engaged with the project, and the collaboration of all its suppliers and contractors.

“In the process, it overcame all kinds of technology challenges and complications caused by the Baltic Sea's extreme weather conditions during autumn and winter.”

Iberdrola is also developing the 714-MW East Anglia One (EAO) in British waters in the North Sea. The wind farm, which is expected to begin operations in 2020, will require an investment of £2.5bn and will produce enough clean energy to supply more than 500,000 English homes.


Image: Wikinger is a 350MW offshore wind farm located 35km in Baltic Sea. Photo: Courtesy of Iberdrola, S.A.