Siemens Gamesa installs Arkona wind power plant in Germany

Siemens Gamesa wind turbine

Siemens Gamesa has installed Arkona offshore wind power plant in Germany in a record time of five months.

Construction works and installation of 60 SWT-6.0-154 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 385 MW have set new standards in German Baltic Sea.

E.ON and Equinor are the owners of the Arkona offshore wind power plant in the German Baltic Sea. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) managed construction works including the installation and commissioning of 60 SWT-6.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines.

The Arkona power plant has a total capacity of 385 MW and will supply around 400,000 average German households with electricity annually.

Siemens Gamesa installed and commissioned the turbines in the wind park area covering 39 square kilometers on monopile foundations at water depths between 23 and 37 meters. The wind power plant is located in the German Exclusive Economic Zone in the Baltic Sea, 35 kilometers northeast of the island of Rügen.

Siemens Gamesa applied its 24/ONE concept and installed a turbine within 24 hours. The aim is to reduce installation times through efficient project management and to increase customer benefit.

Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Offshore Business Unit, said: “The Arkona wind power plant exemplifies the great contribution that offshore wind power is making in Germany already today.”

Siemens Gamesa has over 3,100 offshore wind turbines in operation with a capacity of more than 13GW.