EDS HV Group swoops up Baltic Eagle contract

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 17/01/2022 EDS HV
EDS HV Group, part of James Fisher Renewables (JF Renewables) has won a contract to provide the high voltage safety management commissioning phase at Iberdrola’s Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm, off the coast of the German region of Pomerania.

The contract involves management of all aspects of high voltage safety throughout construction of the wind farm - including overseeing safety from the system for all personnel on site. EDS will begin pre-site preparation work in early 2022 with mobilisation to site in Q2/3.

EDS stated it will utilise experienced Senior Authorised Persons (SAPs) and High Voltage (HV) engineers to safely manage the energisation of critical electrical infrastructure: from connection to the electricity grid; offshore transmission substation, and wind turbine generators.

Once completed, Baltic Eagle will produce 476 MW of renewable energy from 50 turbines, enough to power 475,000 households, and is due to be commissioned at the end of 2024.

Wayne Mulhall, managing director at James Fisher Renewables, said: “We are delighted to have once again been chosen by Iberdrola to provide our expertise in managing high voltage systems. Maintaining high voltage safety is a crucial aspect of developing Baltic Eagle wind farm, and we are proud to play our part in doing this.

"This will be the third project on which we have worked with Iberdrola, having previously played a crucial role in supporting the development of East Anglia ONE Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea and Saint-Brieuc in northern France, and we are delighted to continue our excellent working relationship with them.”

Iberdrola's 476 MW
Baltic Eagle project is being developed off the island of Rügen, in the German waters of the Baltic Sea. The project, which will span a 40 km2 area, is expected to be completed in 2024 and consists of 50 Vestas V174-9.5MW wind turbines. Baltic Eagle will connect to the Lubmin substation through two high voltage cables. It is the company's second array to be built in the Baltic Sea. The first was Wikinger.