ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands — Van Oord has completed installation of all 50 monopiles for Iberdrola Deutschland’s Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, 30 km northeast of the island of Rügen in the German sector of the Baltic Sea.
Now the focus has moved to the transition pieces and cables, with inter-array cable loading underway on Van Oord’s cable-lay vessel.
The company will install around 70 km of 66-kV inter-array cables supplied by TKF, with the ROV trencher Dig-It performing burial later this year, creating a trench for the cables by liquefying the seabed.
Van Oord is also currently placing the transition pieces on the previously installed monopiles, following transportation from the yard in Aviles, Spain, to Van Oord’s storage site in Mukran, Germany.
Baltic Eagle, covering 40 sq km, will have a production capacity of 476 MW. It is due to become fully operational by year-end 2024.