DNV GL will be providing project certification for the Arkona wind farm

Thursday, 16 June, 2016 - 09:30
Illustration of Arkona’s logistics base at the Port of Sassnitz, Germany. (Photo: DNV GL)
Illustration of Arkona’s logistics base at the Port of Sassnitz, Germany. (Photo: DNV GL)

E.ON has awarded the project certification contract for the Arkona offshore wind farm to DNV GL. The project covers inspections for the phases manufacturing, transport, installation, and commissioning to put the wind farm into operation.

DNV GL has been involved in the project since 2014 and was initially appointed by E.ON for the full design assessment of the wind farm’s Siemens SWT-6.0-154 turbines and the offshore substations. Currently, DNV GL and E.ON are collaborating to finalise the detailed design of the offshore transformer station, turbines and supporting structures. Building on the successful partnership, DNV GL is now continuing its work with E.ON into the operational phase of the wind farm.

Out of a total of sixteen German wind farms currently in operation or under construction, Arkona is the fourteenth offshore wind farm in Germany alone that DNV GL is supporting with its certification services.

The 385-MW Arkona offshore wind farm is currently being developed by E.ON. The wind farm will be located 35 km north-east of Rügen Island in the German Baltic Sea. The energy company Statoil has a 50% stake and has been involved in the project from the start. E.ON is responsible for building and operating the wind farm. Upon planned completion in 2019, the project will supply renewable energy for approximately 400,000 households.

Steffen Haupt, Global Head of Business Development and Sales at DNV GL- Energy, Renewables Certification said: “The pressure to produce clean energy at a competitive price is growing, and ensuring that the objectives of new wind energy projects are met at each stage in the run-up to their operation is vital. Supporting this venture from start to finish is enabling us to make the best contribution possible to the success of this important offshore project, and we are excited to work side-by-side with E.ON to get Arkona implemented.”

Silke Funke / DNV GL

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