Construction for Arkona Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea starts

First foundations have been successfully laid in the seabed.

Official Press Release E.ON:

Construction begins for the Arkona offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea

Construction work on the Arkona wind project in the German Baltic Sea has begun. E.ON reports that the first foundations have been successfully laid in the seabed. A total of 60 so-called monopiles will be installed for the Arkona wind park before the transition pieces, towers and turbines are mounted on them. The foundation for the common substation with grid operator 50Hertz was installed end of July.

The steel tubes have a diameter of between seven and nearly eight metres and weigh up to 1,200 tons. Since production started in September 2016, the manufacturer EEW Special Pipe Constructions in Rostock has processed about 53,000 tons of steel for the Arkona project. In terms of transport to the construction site, the monopiles are sealed at both ends, launched and... ... More: Official Press Release E.ON

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