Van Oord secures Baltic Eagle contract

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 23/07/2021 Van Oord
Van Oord has signed a contract with Spanish energy company Iberdrola for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm. Van Oord will transport and install the foundations and ensure the supply, transport and installation of inter-array cables.

Van Oord plans to deploy its 8,000-tonne heavy-lift installation vessel
Svanen to install the 50 foundations. The offshore works for the Baltic Eagle project will commence in 2023. Van Oord’s cable laying vessel Nexus and trencher Dig-It will be deployed to lay the inter-array cables. Van Oord will customise the Dig-It to ensure that it can handle the challenging soft soil conditions in the Baltic Sea.
"Iberdrola is one of the leading developers contributing to the energy transition by investing in offshore wind projects around the globe – in Germany, our Baltic Hub will have an installed capacity of 826 MW by the end of 2024. Tapping into the expertise of Van Oord yet again makes us confident that Baltic Eagle offshore windfarm will be delivered as planned,"
said Iris Stempfle, Iberdola's Country Manager in Germany.

"We are very pleased to be working with Iberdrola again, this time on the Baltic Eagle project in the German Baltic Sea. Combining the installation of foundations and the supply and laying of cables will ensure efficient project execution,"
said Arnoud Kuis, Managing Director, Van Oord Offshore Wind.

Iberdrola's 476 MW  
Baltic Eagle project is being developed off the island of Rügen, in German waters of the Baltic Sea. The project, which will span a 40 km2 area, is expected to be completed in 2024 and consists of 50 Vestas V174-9.5MW wind turbines.

The Baltic Sea holds incredible potential for offshore wind in Europe. Germany and several other countries, including Poland, Sweden and Estonia, are exploring new opportunities for offshore wind there. Iberdrola’s Baltic Hub, located in the German Baltic Sea, will deliver 826 MW by late 2024. Iberdrola Renovables Deutschland GmbH is planning to increase their installed capacity in Germany to more than 1.1 GW by the end of 2026.

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