Parkwind and partners defy autumn storms to complete installation of final towers and turbines at Arcadis Ost 1
The final three turbines of Parkwind’s 27-turbine Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm were installed during the stormy autumn season in less than 8 days to complete construction of the world’s first fully floating installed commercial offshore wind farm off the Germany’s Baltic Coast.
Heerema Marine Contractors, Vestas and Parkwind worked closely together to overcome tempestuous weather conditions to install the turbines rapidly using a purely floating installation method, thus cancelling the need for jack-up operations. This installation method was chosen to better cope with the particularly challenging seabed conditions in that part of the Baltic Sea.
“This is a huge feat of engineering by the three teams and together we have been able to redefine how offshore windfarms are installed,” said Eric Antoons, Co-CEO of Parkwind. "Special thanks go to our colleagues on board the THIALF who have made this particular success possible,"
With all 27 wind turbines now installed, the teams will continue their offshore activities with cable termination and commissioning work.
About Arcadis Ost 1
Arcadis Ost 1 is a 257 MW offshore wind farm developed in the German territorial waters of the Baltic Sea, northeast of the island of Rügen. Arcadis Ost 1 has been developed by Parkwind with the participation of PMV and OstseeWindEnergie GmbH, a project company consisting of three partners, Oberhessische Versorgungsbetriebe AG, Stadtwerke Bad Vilbel and WV Energie AG. The wind farm will begin operations in 2023 and supply enough green energy to power the equivalent of 290,000 households.
Parkwind is an integrated offshore wind business that develops, finances and operates offshore wind farms. Since July 2023, Parkwind has been operating as part of JERA Co., Inc. one of the largest power generational companies in the world. Together, Parkwind and JERA have more than a decade of experience and over 1,500 MW of offshore wind assets under operational management and construction in Belgium and Germany, the UK, Taiwan and Japan, in addition to an extensive pipeline of offshore wind projects in development around the world including in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the UK, Norway, Greece, and Australia/New Zealand.
Committed to making green energy available and affordable for everyone through its unique approach of covering the entire value chain of offshore wind, Parkwind has established itself as a reliable and competitive partner to communities, governments and suppliers globally.
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