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29 March 2018

Offshore Wind Power Plant Technology Catalogue developed in Baltic InteGrid project

Copyright: 50Hertz/Christian Brehm

On Sunday, April 8, the heavy-duty crane barge Oleg Strashnov lifted the offshore substation topside for the Arkona wind farm on its jacket foundation. The offshore wind farm is located approximately 42 km northeast of the island of Rügen.

During the past days tugboats have transported the substation’s topside and jacket 2,500 km from the French port Saint-Nazaire to the Baltic Sea. In the next months, E.ON and 50Hertz, who jointly operate the substation, will further equip, test and eventually connect Arkona to 50Hertz‘s submarine cables that will link the wind farm to the German high voltage grid. According to 50Hertz, the substation ensures security of supply and reduces costs for the German consumers, the wind farm operator and the transmission system operator alike.

By the end of 2019, the 220-kilovolt submarine cables will transport renewable energy onshore to the substation Lubmin in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The wind farm Arkona will have an installed capacity of 385 Megawatt that can provide energy for approximately 400,000 households.

> 50Hertz Press Release (in German)