Wind Energy – Acadis Ost 1
Parkwind and its partners have installed the final towers and wind turbines at the 257 MW Arcadis Ost offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.
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 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.
With all 27 wind turbines now installed, the teams will continue their offshore activities with cable termination and commissioning work.