Key Facts

  • Wikinger Offshore Windfarm is a €1.4 billion investment
  • Iberdrola took control of the project in 2010
  • Located in the German Exclusive Economic Zone of the Baltic Sea, 75 km from the mainland, close to the Island of Rügen
  • The windfarm site covers an area of approximately 34 km2
  • Turbine manufacture is underway at Adwen’s facilities in Stade and Bremerhaven, preparing 70 Adwen AD5-135 devices, each generating 5 megawatts – the most powerful ever to be used on an Iberdrola project world-wide.
  • Fixed four-legged foundations will used, fabricated by Navantia WINDAR JV and Bladt Industries
  • In total, up to 350 megawatts will be connected to the grid in 2017
  • Water depths at the site range from 37 meters to 43 meters
  • One Offshore Sub Station platform, which together with the grid operator 50Hertz, will be used to collect electricity from the turbines and transform it to a form suitable for transfer to shore. It will be one of the largest of its kind, measuring 60 metres long by 22 metres wide, weighing over 4,800 tonnes.
  • There will be 3 seabed export cables, each around  90 km in length, to transfer the electricity to shore
  • More than 80 km of array cable is required to connect the turbines to the Offshore Sub Station and fabrication of the cable is already completed
  • Offshore construction works commenced in March 2016 with piles being installed using the specialist 'Giant 7' Vessel