IBERDROLA’s Wikinger offshore wind farm earns project certification from DNV GL

350 megawatt offshore wind farm project located in the German Baltic sea is fully certified for safe and reliable power generation

(PRESS RELEASE) HAMBURG, 12-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, DNV GL awarded IBERDROLA Renovables Offshore Deutschland GmbH the project certificate for its Wikinger offshore wind farm.

The certification covers all stages of the design assessment and implementation phase of the wind turbines, offshore substation including their support structures and the array power cables. The certification was carried out according to the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH – Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie).

The wind farm comprised of 70 wind turbines delivering power for 350.000 households. It is located in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Baltic sea, at the Northeast of the German island Rügen. It is part of the largest offshore wind complex in the Baltic Sea, with an installed capacity of 350 megawatts, covering nearly one-quarter of the energy demand of the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

With DNV GL’s highly experienced and dedicated team encompassing a wide range of technical areas, the certification body was able to deliver the project certificate on time and budget and met the Milestone planning of IBERDROLA.

Wikinger offshore wind farm’s certification started with the application of the standard BSH 7005:2007-06 and continued with the application of the standard BSH 7005:2015-12 during the implementation phase.

Kim Mørk, Executive Vice president for Renewables Certification at DNV GL, commented: “In certifying the Wikinger project DNV GL is pleased having supported IBERDROLA through the critical phases in developing the biggest offshore wind project at the time in the German Baltic Sea.”

Fabio Pollicino, Service Line Leader for Project Certification at DNV GL, said: “We are excited that we successfully supported IBERDROLA along the different project stages to achieve the approvals from the national authority and finally the project certificate.

“The evaluation of the implementation phase has been performed according to the most recent BSH standard 7005 issued in 2015. This version provides a clearer guidance to the national requirements. We are glad that DNV GL could emphasized its ability to the project specific circumstances in the promising offshore wind business.”

For more information, contact:

Fabio Pollicino
Service Line Leader for Project Certification
Phone: +49 40 36149 705



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