Iberdrola and Vestas seal Baltic Eagle deal

By: Tom Russell

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25/05/2021 Iberdrola
Iberdrola and Vestas have signed a contract for the supply of 50 V174-9.5 MW turbines for the Baltic Eagle project being developed off the island of Rügen, in German waters of the Baltic Sea. Both parties have also signed a contract for Service and Maintenance of the new turbines.

With 476.25 MW installed capacity and spanning a 40 km2 area,
Baltic Eagle is the second major offshore initiative undertaken by the company in Germany, following the installation of 350 MW Wikinger wind farm in 2017. Iberdrola is planning to further increase their installed capacity in Germany until end of 2026 to more than 1.1 GW.

Situated some 75km off the coast,
Baltic Eagle will be connected to Lubmin substation through two new high voltage cables to be laid by 50Hertz. Together with Wikinger, it will give rise to the largest offshore wind complex in the Baltic Sea, with over 826 MW joint installed capacity and €2.5 billion total investment.

Iris Stempfle, Iberdrola's country manager in Germany, said: “There will be synergy effects in our projects, especially through joint maintenance campaigns and the use of the excellent infrastructure in Sassnitz. Investment costs are falling due to technical advancements along the entire value chain and the strong know-how of the offshore industry, which has matured over the past few years. Offshore wind energy will be an important component of an economically reasonable energy transition. However, we need stable framework conditions to plan and deliver our investments.”

"Vestas is delighted to be bringing our V174 offshore turbine technology to the European market through the Baltic Eagle project,"
said Johnny Thomsen, GSVP of Global Offshore Commercial at Vestas. "Baltic Eagle will be the largest project Vestas has installed offshore in Germany, once completed in 2024. We're pleased to be beginning our offshore partnership with Iberdrola on this significant project for Germany."

The V174-9.5 MW turbine has a 174-m rotor blade diameter and a hub elevation of 107m above sea level. The deal foresees delivery and installation of the wind turbines in 2024.

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