Ostwind 2 gets final approval

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 06/10/2021 50Hertz

German transmission system operator 50Hertz has received the last outstanding approval for the Ostwind 2 project in mid-September 2021.

The approval comes from the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Ministry for Energy, Infrastructure and Digitization and concerns planning approval for the 700-metre-long route section in the coastal sea directly in front of the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore transformer platform. It paves the way for the start of subsea cable laying in this section of the route.

Ostwind 2 is a grid connection project, which will connect two future offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea,
Arcadis Ost 1 and Baltic Eagle, to the German high voltage grid. Together, the two wind farms are to generate an output of approximately 725 MW. The project includes the installation of three submarine cable systems to deliver this power. They will connect to the German transmission network at the substation Lubmin (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern).

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 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.

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 will consist of 50 Vestas V174-9.5MW wind turbines. It is the Iberdrola's second array to be built in the Baltic Sea; the first was Wikinger.

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