EnBW and Iberdrola conclude service contract for Wikinger

Friday, 5 February, 2016 - 11:00

EnBW will provide services for the construction of the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea to Iberdrola. The contract runs for two years and covers services dealing with the coordination of shipping traffic, health and safety and environmental protection at the construction site.

The Offshore Team of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG will share their know-how and expertise acquired during construction of its offshore wind farms Baltic 1 and 2. EnBW and Iberdrola have concluded a contract under which EnBW will provide services for the construction of the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.

“The conclusion of this contract represents a new example of cooperation in the offshore wind industry that will benefit both companies. Iberdrola can draw on the expertise of a proven team and benefit from the comprehensive experience acquired by EnBW during construction of the first two offshore wind farms off the German Baltic coast. For the EnBW team it’s a great opportunity to gain additional expertise over the next two years working on a project that involves different technical components and suppliers,” said Nikolaus Elze, Head of Technology in the Generation and Operation business unit at EnBW.

Jürgen Blume, Country Manager for Iberdrola in Germany said: “As the installation of Wikinger project draws nearer, this contract will ensure that the best practices in terms of quality control, health and safety and respect for the environment are implemented throughout the entire construction phase while securing completion and grid connection by 2017.”

With an investment of almost € 1.4 billion, Wikinger will comprise 70 wind turbines with a total output of 350 MW. In March, the first foundation piles will be rammed into the seabed and preparations for the cable installation will commence. As with EnBW Baltic 2, the installation and logistical base will be located in Sassnitz-Mukran on the island of Rügen. The system components will be transported to the construction site from the Port of Sassnitz.

Katharina Garus / Iberdrola

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