Arcadis Ost 1 offshore windfarm : MHI Vestas to supply V174-9.5MW turbines


MHI Vestas has bagged a turbine supply contract for its V174-9.5MW turbines for the 257MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore windfarm in Germany to be developed in the Baltic Sea by Belgian offshore wind farm developer Parkwind.

As part of the order, MHI Vestas will deliver 27 such turbines for the new offshore wind project in Germany, which will come up 19km northeast of the Rugen island. Installation of the V174-9.5MW turbines is scheduled for late 2022.

MHI Vestas said that the agreement signed in this connection with the Belgian offshore wind farm developer marks the first conditional contract for the V174-9.5 MW turbine. It will also be the fifth project in which the two companies will be working together.

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Henrik Jensen – MHI Vestas chief sales officer, commenting on the contract for the V174-9.5MW turbines, said: “We look forward to bringing our technology and experience to bear at Arcadis Ost 1 and contributing to the German renewable energy transition.”

Arcadis Ost 1 offshore windfarm MHI Vestas V174-9.5MW turbines

Arcadis Ost 1 offshore windfarm to be powered by MHI Vestas V174-9.5MW turbines. Photo courtesy of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind™.

Once commissioned, the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore windfarm in the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state is expected to generate enough electricity to power nearly 300,000 German homes from the V174-9.5MW turbines.

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Parkwind, which acquired the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind project in 2018 by buying out its owner KNK GmbH, expects a financial close in 2020.

Arcadis Ost 1 will use a floating vessel for the installation of wind turbine generators, which has been jointly developed by Parkwind, MHI Vestas, and Heerema Marine Contractors to address the challenging soil conditions at the offshore windfarm.

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Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven – CEO of Heerema Marine Contractors said: “More than one year ago, Heerema Marine Contractors, together with our partners MHI Vestas and Parkwind, started an intensive research to find out the possibilities of installing turbines utilising our fleet of floating assets.

“In our simulation centre, we created an authentic visualisation of the local situation, including crane and vessel controls, realistic weather conditions, sea swell patterns and sea bed conditions. This collaboration led to an innovative method which will be used for the installation of turbines in the Arcadis Ost 1 wind park.”

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