The turbines consist of the 100-meter-long tower, three rotor blades and the turbine house. With a total weight of almost 1,000 tons, a turbine weighs as much as 200 elephants. The tip of the rotor blades reaches a height of 180 meters above sea level and towers 30 meters above Cologne Cathedral.
All turbine components will be stored and prepared in the Arkona base port of Mukran in Sassnitz, loaded onto the installation ship ‘Sea Challenger’ and finally installed on the previously laid foundations consisting of monopiles and so-called transition pieces. Directly after installation of the components, the project team prepares the turbines for power generation. At the same time, the substation is being commissioned and the connection to the mainland is being completed.
“The entire team has done a great job in recent months to start the turbine installation ahead of schedule. We are confident that we will soon be producing clean and sustainable electricity with the first turbines,” says Holger Matthiesen, Project Director Arkona. The complete commissioning of the entire wind farm is scheduled for the beginning of 2019 at the latest.