Start of construction for the offshore wind farm “Arkona” in Germany
Construction work on the Arkona wind project in the German Baltic Sea has begun at the end of August 2017. E.ON reports that the first foundations have been successfully laid in the seabed. A total of 60 so-called monopiles will be installed for the Arkona wind park before the transition pieces, towers and turbines are mounted on them. The foundation for the common substation with grid operator 50Hertz was installed end of July.
The Arkona project is located 35 kilometres northeast of the island of Rügen. The wind farm will have a capacity of 385 MW and will be able to supply up to 400,000 households with renewable energy from 2019 onwards. Compared to conventionally produced electricity, Arkona will save up to 1.2 million tons of CO2 annually. The project will see the installation of 60 Siemens six-megawatt turbines. Arkona is a joint venture between E.ON and the Norwegian energy company Statoil.