Iberdrola, Vestas to Supply 50 Turbines for Largest Offshore Windfarm Complex in Baltic Sea

Iberdrola and Vestas have signed a contract to supply 50 units of the offshore wind turbine V174-9.5 MW for the Baltic Eagle project situated in German waters 40 km west of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. All 50 turbines will be pre-assembled and installed out of Port of Roenne in 2024

A view of Vestas' turbines being used in an offshore wind farm. Credit: Vestas website

A view of Vestas’ turbines being used in an offshore wind farm. Credit: Vestas website

Iberdrola and Vestas have signed a contract to supply 50 units of the offshore wind turbine V174-9.5 MW for the Baltic Eagle project situated in German waters 40 kilometres west of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. All 50 turbines will be pre-assembled and installed out of the Port of Roenne in 2024.

With a capacity of over 476MW and spanning an area of 40 kilometres, the Baltic Eagle is Iberdrola’s second major German offshore initiative following the successful completion of the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in 2017. Baltic Eagle will connect to the Lubmin substation through 2 newly established HV cables. Wikinger offshore windfarm and Baltic Eagle together will be the largest offshore wind complex in the Baltic Sea, with over 826MW joint installed capacity and a total investment of roughly €2.5 billion.

The cluster will produce enough energy to meet 45% of the total electricity consumption of the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania while preventing the release of nearly 1.65 million tonnes of carbon emissions each year, thus contributing to fulfilling Germany’s emission reduction targets. The Baltic Eagle wind farm alone will prevent the release of around one million tonnes of carbon emissions.

CEO at Port of Roenne, Thomas Bendtsen, said: “It is very positive that Iberdrola and Vestas have selected the Port of Roenne as the installation port for the Baltic Eagle-project. This underlines our services are competitive. We are continuously implementing initiatives to improve the services offered to our customers in the market.”