E.On and Equinor have completed installation of turbines at the Arkona offshore wind farm.
German firm E.On and Norway’s Equinor say they installed all 60 turbines at the 385 MW project in record time, and that the wind farm is “largely finished”.
Construction work at Arkona will be completed in the next few months and full commercial operation will start in 2019, E.On said in a statement. The wind farm has been producing electricity since September 2018.
E.On was responsible for the construction work at Arkona and says that it has set “a new industry standard”. Jörg Kuhbier, Honorary Chairman of the Offshore Foundation, said: “The construction of 60 turbines on the foundations in less than three months is the fastest installation ever achieved worldwide.
“I congratulate the operators on the quick finalisation of the wind farm. The offshore wind farm Arkona sets a benchmark for the offshore wind business in Germany and beyond,” said Christian Pegel, Minister for Energy, Infrastructure and Digitization in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
The €1.2 billion Arkona project is located 35 km northeast of the island of Rügen in the German Baltic Sea. It comprises 60 Siemens 6 MW wind turbines.