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Andalucía in the Baltic Sea

Andalucía in the Baltic Sea 30.08.2016

The offshore substation for the Wikinger offshore wind farm has arrived at its future position in the Baltic Sea. Since early last week, the engineers have constructed the three-part structure to the north of Rügen island, near the Adler Ground, as instructed by Iberdrola. The substation platform, which was baptised Andalucía in the Spanish city of Cádiz in early August, is intended for shared use by Iberdrola and 50Hertz.

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Ostwind 1

Ostwind 1 is the project that will realise the connection of the Baltic Sea wind farms in the Cluster Westlich Adlergrund. The Westlich Adlergrund area has proven to be particularly suited for the construction of wind turbines. It has a surface of 109.2 square kilometres and is situated in the Exclusive Economic Zone. It is located at about 42 kilometres from the closest coast of Rügen island, and some 90 kilometres from Lubmin in the Bay of Greifswald. For two wind farms - Arkona-Becken Südost and Wikinger - the permits have already been granted. For other wind farms in the Cluster Westlich Adlergrund, the approval procedures are still ongoing.
The three permits for the cable route have been granted. The competent authority in these matters, namely the Ministry for Energy of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, granted 50Hertz its approval for the land route on 9 March 2015 and for the sea route in territorial waters on 10 July 2015.

50Hertz received the planning approval decision as per the Offshore Installations Ordinance for the sea route within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) from the competent Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency on 13 August 2015.

Grid connection
Location of the Clust Westlich Adlergrund 42 km to north-east of Rügen
Route length (total) approx. 93 km
Cable length off/onshore approx. 90 km / approx. 3 km
Onshore connection point Lubmin substation
Cable operator 50Hertz Transmission GmbH
Status of the approval procedures Onshore – approved
Offshore 12 nautical mile zone – approved
Offshore EEZ – approved
Expected completion deadline under § 17 section 2 sentence 1 of the EnWG  Project as designated in O-GDP  Designation Date
   OST-1-1 AC grid connection system OWF Wikinger (System 281)  30/11/2018
   OST-1-3 AC grid connection system OWF Wikinger (System 282)  30/06/2019
   OST-1-2  AC grid connection system OWP Arkona-Becken Südost (System 261)  31/12/2019
   OST-1-3  AC grid connection system OWP Arkona-Becken Südost (System 265)  30/09/2019
   
Offshore wind farms (OWF)
Operator of OWF Wikinger Iberdrola Renovables Offshore Deutschland GmbH
Operator of OWF Arkona-Becken Südost AWE Arkona-Windpark-Entwicklungs GmbH
Status of the OWF  
Wikinger Wind farm approved, capacity allocation by BNetzA pending, official start of construction on 17 March 2016
More information here
Arkona-Becken Südost Wind farm approved, capacity allocation by BNetzA pending
Planned number of turbines in OWF
 
Wikinger
70
Arkona-Becken Südost 60
Planned output of the OWF
Wikinger
350 MW 
Arkona-Becken Südost
385 MW

Contact details

If you have any inquiries please contact:

Siegfried Wagner

50Hertz Transmission GmbH

Siegfried Wagner
Tel: +49 30 5150-3129
Fax: +49 30 5150-2199
E-Mail: siegfried.wagner@50hertz.com

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Ostwind 1

Wind farm connector project Ostwind 1 on schedule

Ostwind 1

Wind farm connector project Ostwind 1 on schedule

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Ostwind 1

Removal of military waste along the submarine cable route (in German language)


Ostwind 1

Removal of military waste along the submarine cable route (in German language)


Ostwind 1 Flyer

Ostwind 1

Ostwind 1

Our German flyer offers an overview of the different aspects of OWF grid connections in the Baltic Sea and provides particular information on the Ostwind 1 project
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