Wikinger offshore wind farm is Iberdrola’s first offshore wind power project in Germany. It follows on from the construction and commissioning of the first wind farm in 2014, West of Duddon Sands, in the Irish Sea.
The Wikinger wind farm is located in the Baltic Sea, around 75 kilometers from the mainland, near the island of Rügen. It is located in the northern part of Westlich Adlergrund, a suitable area for offshore projects designated by the authorities.
The wind farm extends over 34 km² and will receive 70 Adwen AD5-135 wind turbines with a total output of up to 350 megawatts. With a nominal output of 5 megawatts each, these wind turbines are the largest ever installed in an Iberdrola project. The offshore work began at the beginning of 2016 with the construction of piles and foundations.
The Wikinger project represents a major technical challenge for the company’s design teams and suppliers and will create hundreds of jobs for highly qualified professionals on site.