BALTIC EAGLE OFFSHORE WIND FARM

Baltic Eagle, the second largest offshore wind project in Germany

The Iberdrola group has begun the geotechnical phase for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, which will have an installed capacity of 476 megawatts (MW), representing the start of a strategic project for the company in the Baltic Sea.

Location
Next to Rügen Island (Baltic Sea)

Total installed capacity
476 MW

Commissioning date
2023

Baltic Eagle
Project

Iberdrola has begun the geotechnical phase for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, which will have an installed capacity of 476 megawatts (MW), representing the start of a strategic project for the company. This preliminary phase — at a cost of over €10 million — will conclude in March 2019 and will be a key stage in compliance with the construction schedule and the commissioning of this renewable installation: the data obtained will determine the design of the foundations the turbines and substation will be built on, and which will be installed at depths of up 45 m.

The start of these works means the launch of the Baltic Eagle project, which we were awarded in April 2018 by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), within the framework of the second offshore wind tender organised in Germany.

A MEGAPROJECT IN THE BALTIC SEA

Baltic Eagle represents the second large offshore initiative promoted by the Iberdrola group in Germany, after the commissioning of the Wikinger offshore wind farm (350 MW) at the end of 2017. The company also has another offshore installation currently in development in Germany: Wikinger Süd (10 MW). These three wind farms, located next to the island of Rügen, will give rise to the largest offshore wind complex in the Baltic Sea, with a total installed capacity of 836 MW and a joint investment of €2.5 billion.

Baltic Eagle and Wikinger will be able to produce enough energy to meet 45% of the total electricity consumption of the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and it will prevent the emission of 1.65 million tons of CO2 per year, thus contributing to meeting the emission reduction targets set by Germany.