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TÜV Rheinland to test turbines at Arcadis Ost 1

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 25/11/2022 TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland has been commissioned by Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas to test offshore wind turbines at the
Arcadis Ost 1 project.

The scope includes test lifts, cranes, pressure vessels and safety-related components the project's 27
Vestas V174 – 9.5 MW wind turbines. The tests will be carried out prior to commissioning of the turbines, which are scheduled to start operation in 2023.

TÜV Rheinland developed an innovative concept for the contract. The aim was to cover all inspection requirements while reducing costs and risks. The company will test numerous components of the plants while they are still in port. This eliminates the need to complete many of the tests in an offshore environment.

“Offshore wind makes a significant contribution to the shift toward renewable energies. With our comprehensive testing expertise, we are helping to ensure that the wind energy industry can meet these expectations and achieve its ambitious growth targets safely and reliably,”
said Lars Mitzka, Team Leader Offshore Wind at TÜV Rheinland.

The Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm will have a capacity of 257 MW and is located in the Baltic Sea, 19km north-east of the island of Rügen, within the 12 nautical mile zone of the Federal State Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is being developed by Parkwind with the participation of PMV and Ostsee WindEnergie GmbH, a project company of the three partners Oberhessische Versorgungsbetriebe AG, Stadtwerke Bad Vilbel and WV Energie AG. 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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