MHI Vestas has selected Port of Rønne in Denmark to pre-assemble and ship components for the turbines for the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore windfarm
In early June 2022, MHI Vestas will begin installing 27 V174-9.5 MW offshore wind turbines for Arcadis Ost 1, located off the coast of the island Rugen in Germany. The commissioning phase for the 257-MW project is due to be completed in 2023.
MHI Vestas head of port contracting and support Peter Toft Madsen said, “Port of Rønne is a solid choice because of its unique infrastructure, designed and constructed specifically to handle projects with extremely heavy loads.
“The harbour is only 74 km from the Arcadis Ost 1 project site and the quayside at the port has the lifting capacity that meets our needs and enables us to transport components directly to the quay.”
In October 2019, the port completed construction of a 150,000 m2 facility designed specifically to handle heavy loads of the types required by the offshore wind industry. It also built roro ramps for special operations. The quayside facility was constructed with a lifting capacity at 50 tonnes/m2, has a water depth of 11 m and was designed to ensure conditions are ideally-suited for offshore installation vessels.
Port of Rønne chief executive Thomas Bendtsen said, “I am delighted to see that our new, specially designed infrastructure is appreciated by customers in the offshore wind industry.”
In November 2019, developer Parkwind, vessel owner Heerema Marine Contractors and MHI Vestas announced plans to use a floating vessel rather than a jack-up to install the wind turbine generators on the offshore windfarm.
The decision to install the turbines for the German offshore wind project from a floating vessel, rather than a jack-up, as is usually the case in the industry, followed a year-long joint development project between developer Parkwind, shipowner Heerema Marine Contractors and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.