A week of experience onboard the BLUE ARIES in the Wikinger offshore construction site. A challenge and an exciting time for the engineer Marina Rosemeyer from HYDROTECHNIK LÜBECK.
The Wikinger wind farm is the third wind farm off Rügen. It is located about 35 kilometers northeast of the island. It is being built by the Spanish energy company Iberdrola. The systems should be ready for operation at the beginning of 2017. At full capacity, Wikinger delivers an output of 350 megawatts. It supplies up to 350,000 households with energy.
After Baltic 1 and Baltic 2, Wikinger is the third wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. Iberdrola is already planning another project. Work on the Windanker wind farm near Wikinger could start in 2021.
For the Viking wind turbines, jacket foundations are anchored to the seafloor at a depth of around 25 to 45 meters. The special ship GIANT 7 drives 4 piles per foundation into the seafloor. The Big Bubble Curtain is also used here to reduce noise.