Iberdrola starts construction of 476 MW Baltic Eagle coastal wind ranch
Baltic Eagle is part of the largest coastal wind complex in the Baltic Sea, with a total capacity of further than MW and an investment of3.5 billion euros. • Product of the foundations is progressing on schedule, with Windar and EEW SPC producing the first transition piece and the firstmonopile.Iberdrola has entered the green light to begin construction of the Baltic Eagle coastal wind ranch, the company’s alternate major coastal design in the Baltic Sea (Germany). With a capacity of 476 MW, Baltic Eagle will be able of supplying renewable energy to homes and will help the emigration of further than tonnes of CO2 per time. The construction phase starts after carrying blessings from the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH). The wind ranch will be completely functional by the end of 2024. Located 30 kilometres northeast of the islet of Rügen, off the seacoast of Pomerania, Baltic Eagle is part of what will be the largest coastal wind complex in the Baltic Sea, with a total installed capacity of further than MW and a combined investment of3.5 billion euros. This mecca also includes the Wikinger (350 MW) coastal wind ranch, commissioned at the end of 2017, and Windanker (300 MW), which will start operating in 2026. The company has now started work to detect and remove unexploded artillery from the seabed to insure the safety of the workshop while continuing to progress with the product of the foundationcomponents.The Spanish company Windar has formerly manufactured the first of the 50 transition pieces that the installation will have, which join the wind turbine halls to the foundations. This process will produce around 800 jobs and will last until the end of the time. Loading to Germany is listed for the morning of 2023. In addition, Germany’s EEW SPC has completed the first monopile at its Rostock factory. With a periphery of around 9 metres, a length of between 75 and 90 metres and a maximum weight of over to tonnes, the 50 monopiles in the line will be completed in early 2023. The coastal substation is also on schedule and the platform is anticipated to be delivered this time for installation at the point. This substation is under construction and will be used concertedly by Iberdrola and 50Hertz, the transmission system driver in northeast Germany and responsible for connecting the coastal wind ranch to the grid. LEADER IN Coastal WIND ENERGYOffshore wind energy is one of the keys to Iberdrola’s growth. Just as the group was a colonist in its commitment to onshore wind energy two decades ago, the company is leading the development of coastal windpower.Iberdrola has further than MW of functional capacity, in the channel and in early- stage developments. Concentrated on countries with ambitious targets, the group expects to have MW of coastal wind energy in operation by 2030 and to achieve accretive investments of over 30 billion eurosworldwide.During 2021, coastal wind energy has established itself as one of the company’s major growth vectors. At time- end, Iberdrola had formerly reached MW offshore in operation, MW under construction and MW in advanced development, which will come into operation before 2027. The company has a portfolio of systems in the United States, the United Kingdom, Poland, Sweden, Ireland, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines and Brazil, which could increase in the coming times thanks to the multitudinous deals in which it’s sharing. Implicit investments associated with this portfolio of systems, numerous of which could develop beyond 2030, could be estimated at 90 billion euros.