The Arkona wind farm is located 35 kilometers northeast of the island of Rügen. The wind farm has a capacity of 385 megawatts and can supply approximately 400,000 households with renewable energy. The investment volume amounts to €1.2 billion. Compared to conventionally generated electricity, Arkona saves up to 1.2 million tons of CO2 annually. 60 turbines of the six-megawatt class from Siemens were installed. Arkona is a joint venture.
The partner companies were able to connect the Arkona offshore wind farm to the grid on time and at lower costs than originally calculated. It took only one year from the first ramming to the first electricity feed-in. Rarely before has an offshore project been completed so quickly. The reasons for the success of the fast completion are the detailed planning and the professionally implemented construction process. This is accompanied by the close cooperation with 50Hertz and the precisely coordinated partial feed-in option into the German extra-high voltage grid, which was made possible by the transmission grid operator before the connection was completed.
Status: In Operation