Kaskasi gets capacity boost

by Tom Russell in Windfarms 14/02/2020 Bundesnetzagentur

Innogy has received approval to increase the capacity of its Kaskasi offshore wind farm, located 33km off the coast of Heligoland in the German North Sea. The German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has authorised an additional 17 MW of offshore wind capacity to be connected via transmission system NOR-4-2 for pilot wind turbines.

Innogy was originally awarded the rights to develop the project in the second German offshore wind auction in 2018 with a connection capacity of 325 MW. It then applied for approval of the 17 MW expansion in July 2019. The company hopes to install 38
SGRE SG 8.0-167 turbines with a rated capacity of 8.6 MW and power boost potential to 9 MW. Each turbine will have a rotor diameter of 167m and a hub height of 107.5m.

The project will include the installation of several pilot turbines with innovations such as “Vibro & Self Expanding pile shoe”, “slotted monopiles”, and “collared monopiles”. Innogy currently owns 100% of the project but is reviewing options regarding the future ownership structure. Financial Close is expected later this year, with offshore construction in 2021 and commissioning in 2022.

Innogy recently started installation at the
Triton Knoll offshore wind farm, 32km off the Lincolnshire coast. The wind farm will feature 90 V164-9.5 MW turbines mounted on monopile foundations and connected by over 100km of cabling. The wind farm is expected to produce first power in 2021.

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