Wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas has selected Port of Roenne at Bornholm, Denmark, for carrying out pre-assembly and shipment of its turbine components for the 257MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm.
Located off the coast of the island Rugen in Germany, Arcadis Ost 1 will be equipped with 27 MHI Vestas V174-9.5MW offshore wind turbines.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Port Contracting and Support head Toft Madsen said: “We have selected Port of Roenne as the shipment harbour for our offshore wind activities concerning the installation of Arcadis Ost 1. Port of Roenne has been a solid choice because of its unique infrastructure, designed and constructed specifically to handle projects with extreme weights.
“The harbour is located only 74km from the Arcadis Ost 1 project site, and the quay construction at the port has the ideal lifting capacity for our needs, meaning we can ship our components directly to the quay.”
The company aims to install the turbines at the site by June 2022.
Once commissioned during 2022-2023, the wind facility is expected to generate clean energy sufficient to power 300,000 German households.
Port of Roenne CEO Thomas Bendtsen said: “We are pleased that MHI Vestas has selected Port of Roenne for their offshore wind activities, and we will strive to supply the best possible service in relation to the project.
“I am happy to see how our new and specially designed infrastructure is appreciated by our customers in the offshore wind industry and we are looking forward to welcoming the people from MHI Vestas at the port.”