Vestas has handed Fred Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) a contract for the shipping and installation of turbines for the 476 MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. The installation of the 50 Vestas V174-9.5MW machines will begin in 2024. This purchase is one of the three turbine transport and installation contracts that are worth up to Euro 124 million.
The 476 MW Baltic Eagle project is being constructed by Spanish renewable company Iberdrola off the island of Rügen in German Baltic Sea waters. The project will cover an area of 40 km2 in total and supply electricity to about 475,000 households.
The Baltic Sea has difficult soil conditions that necessitate long available leg lengths and jacking experience. Consequently, it was decided that the work will be carried out by the jack-up installation vessel Blue Tern, which was chosen for the location due to its capacity to operate in deep water.
Vestas has worked with FOWIC for many years, and this contract award highlights their solid cooperation. This contract will allow FOWIC to demonstrate the diversity and competitiveness of their fleet, as well as their capacity to de-risk the execution of a complex project, as offshore wind experts.