GWS preps for pre-assembly works for German project

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 01/06/2022 GWS
Global Wind Service (GWS) will shortly kick off works at Rønne Havn on the Danish Island Bornholm in The Baltic Sea. Vestas awarded GWS with pre-assembly labor support for the Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm.

GWS's technicians will be supporting pre-assembly works for the project. The turbines will be installed using a new floating installation method, an industry first, due to challenging soil conditions and up to 45m water depths.

Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm will have a capacity of about 257 MW and is located in the Baltic Sea, 19 km north-east of the island of Rügen, within the 12 nautical mile zone of the Federal State Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. Parkwind secured grid capacity for the project in the offshore wind auction in Germany back in 2018. Offshore installation works are expected to start works in 2022. It will consist of 27 x V174-9.5MW turbines. It is expected to be operational in 2023, and will be capable of generating enough green electricity for the annual power consumption of more than 290,000 homes.

GWS's work follows contracts for other projects including Seagreen, Moray East, and Triton Knoll.

“We have worked with Vestas Offshore, previously through MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, on several pre-assembly projects around Europe, but also in Denmark where we have had activities in Esbjerg for several years. We are delighted to be back in Denmark for this pioneering project continuing our good collaboration with Vestas” said Thomas Bak Mathiasen, Offshore & Service Sales Director.

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