Iberdrola has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred turbine supplier for the 476-MW Baltic Eagle project in the German sector of the Baltic.
The project, slated for delivery and installation in 2022 and 2023, will be the first offshore windfarm to feature the V174-9.5 MW turbine from MHI Vestas.
MHI Vestas chief executive Philippe Kavafyan said “We are extremely proud to launch our V174-9.5 MW turbine with the Baltic Eagle project. This will be a tremendous opportunity for MHI Vestas to deepen our experience in German waters and in the Baltic. We look forward to confirming the order with Iberdrola and readying for installation.”
The announcement is the second preferred supplier agreement between Iberdrola and MHI Vestas since November, when the two companies signed a similar agreement for Vineyard Wind in the US.
Iberdrola Renewables director Xabier Viteri said, “Baltic Eagle confirms the company’s firm commitment to use technology innovation to deliver utility-scale renewable projects.”
The project will be the third German offshore wind project for MHI Vestas, following the recently installed Borkum Riffgrund 2 and Deutsche Bucht, scheduled for installation this year. The offshore windfarm is one of 10 projects in Germany which were tendered in 2017 and 2018 and which will be installed between 2022 and 2025.