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Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm sees first wind turbine installed 

by Madaline Dunn

At the 476MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, the first fifty wind turbines have been successfully installed, it has been announced. The offshore wind farm is a joint venture between energy company Iberdrola and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company – Masdar and is working in partnership with Vestas for the installation of the remaining wind turbines.

These turbines will now be transported to the offshore construction site and installed using the jack-up vessel Blue Tern, owned by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. 

The Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm’s 50 Vestas V174-9.5MW wind turbines, each have an output of 9.525 megawatts (MW), a rotor diameter of 174 meters and a hub height of 107 meters.

The optimised rotor blades are each 85 meters long and have been designed to be aerodynamically efficient and to minimise loads; the finished turbines reach a total height of 194 meters.

It was shared that the Baltic Eagle is on track to become operational by the end of 2024. When operational, it will supply renewable energy to around 475,000 households, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by roughly 800,000 tons per year.

“With the installation of its first wind turbine, Baltic Eagle is taking shape off the German Baltic coast. This marks the start of the final phase in the construction of the offshore wind farm, which is expected to become fully operational later this year.” commented Felipe Montero, CEO of Iberdrola Deutschland. 

Adding: “With the commissioning of Baltic Eagle, the second offshore wind farm in our Baltic Hub, Iberdrola Deutschland continues its growth path, making a significant contribution to Germany’s Energy Transition.”

Husain Al Meer, Director, Global Offshore Wind at Masdar, commented: “We are delighted that, together with Iberdrola and Vestas, we have taken this significant step toward making the landmark Baltic Eagle wind farm a reality. Masdar has a long-standing commitment to advancing offshore wind projects across the globe. Baltic Eagle will provide clean, renewable power to hundreds of thousands of homes, reducing carbon emissions and supporting Germany with its energy transition. We look forward to seeing the project come to life over the coming months, delivering tangible benefits to the local community and setting a precedent for sustainable energy solutions.”

Baltic Eagle is the second of three major projects in Germany, along with the Wikinger (350 MW, in operation) and Windanker (315 MW, in planning) wind parks. 

Together, these offshore wind parks form Iberdrola’s ‘Baltic Hub’, which will have a total capacity of more than 1.1 GW in 2026 and see an investment of around 3.7 billion euros.

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