Substation foundation installed at Arcadis Ost 1

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 09/06/2022 Parkwind

Parkwind and DEME Offshore have announced the installation of the monopile foundation for
Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm's substation. The 2,100tons, 9.5m diameter, 110m long monopile is one of the biggest ever installed and marks the first of 28 foundations to be installed over the coming weeks.

The floating installation was performed by DEME’s DP3 installation vessel Orion, which used a motion compensated pile gripper to install the first and biggest of
Arcadis Ost 1's foundations.

Wim Verrept, the Arcadis Ost 1 Project director, commented: “The first monopile is of a particular significance to us. After almost three years of preparation and hard work by the entire team, the installation of Parkwind's first offshore wind farm outside Belgium successfully kicks-off and is well underway.”


Mathieu Holvoet, the DEME Offshore Project director, commented: “This first installation is a magnificent result of far advanced engineering and the extraordinary dedication of an entire team that has been working hard towards and looking forward to this moment. This is also a huge step in the future of offshore wind, being floating installation with the new vessel the Orion which will allow to install windfarms quicker and in area’s which were technically not achievable before.”


The
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.

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