ABL Group secures framework agreement for Iberdrola's Baltic Hub

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 16/11/2022 ABL Group

ABL Group has signed a framework agreement to provide engineering and marine services to support the construction as well as operations & maintenance (O&M) campaigns for Iberdrola’s German offshore wind farms.

Iberdrola has awarded the framework agreement to ABL’s local operation in Germany, specifically a four-year (3+1) agreement for the
Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm and a five-year (3+2) agreement for the Wikinger offshore wind farm. Under the terms of the agreement, ABL could be called upon to provide engineering, technical support, assurance and marine warranty survey services to oversee construction and O&M campaigns that involve Iberdrola’s offshore wind assets.

“Iberdrola continues to grow Germany’s offshore wind market in an impressive manner. We look forward to assisting them throughout this journey. We are continuously expanding our team in Germany with multidisciplinary experts, to provide our clients with the best service offering possible. We will apply our local specialist expertise here in Germany and tap into our group’s broader competence base when required, to fully support Iberdrola,” said Emek Ersin Takmaz, general manager of ABL Germany.

Wikinger is one of the Iberdrola's flagship operational projects and was the first offshore wind farm developed by the group on its own. The 350 MW project has been in operation since 2017. The company is preparing for the construction of the 476 MW Baltic Eagle project which is expected to which is expected to enter operations in 2024.  Construction will soon begin on
Windanker, which will have a capacity of with 308 MW.  By 2026, the three projects will make up Iberdrola´s Baltic Hub which will be operating with more than 1,100 MW in combined capacity in Germany.

berdrola's global offshore wind pipeline includes a wide range of projects at different stages of development in countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland and Sweden, along with an expanding portfolio in countries such as Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines and South Korea.

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