The first Arcadis Ost 1 turbines have been successfully energised and are now producing energy. Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1 has been delivering power to the German grid since the 12th of January, 2023.

Arcadis Ost 1 is a 257 MW wind farm developed by Parkwind, located in the German territorial waters of the Baltic Sea, northeast of the island of Rügen and will generate enough green energy to power the equivalent of up to 290,000 households. It is the first wind farm equipped with Vestas V174-9.5MW turbines and Parkwind’s first international project.

Foundation and offshore substation installation started in June, followed by the laying of cables in August and turbine installation at the end of November. In full winter, floating turbine installation, cable termination, and turbine commissioning ensued in a seamless process. With our partners, 50 Hertz, the first turbines were brought online over the past few weeks.

Parkwind Ost’s Project Director Wim Verrept commented: “What better way to celebrate the New Year than with another huge milestone achieved by our Arcadis Ost teams? First power is the culmination of a long string of achievements, each demonstrating the skills and efforts of a group of exceptionally talented people that I have the honour to work with. We are now delivering the first green energy produced by the Arcadis Ost wind farm to the German grid at the connection point in Lubmin, contributing to a carbon-free German society.”

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