The Wikinger offshore wind farm represents 20% of the energy demand of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the Northern part of Germany, supplying more than 350,000 households with green energy.
Wikinger is located in the German part of the Baltic Sea North East of the island of Rügen covering an area of 34 km². The 70 5MW Areva turbines generate a total of 350 MW and play an important role in the renewable energy supply for the region. Wikinger is a joint venture of COWI A/S and IMS Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, led by COWI. The offshore wind farm marked the developer Iberdrola Renovables’ entry into the Germany energy market.
COWI has been part of the project since the feasibility studies. COWI-IMS carried out the concept design of the offshore sub-station platform and concept and detailed design of the 70 jacket-type foundations for the wind turbines, followed by assistance during fabrication and installation.
Services included supervising the geophysical and geotechnical investigations for the first BSH release, and supervising the detailed geotechnical investigations for the second BSH release - a permit from the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, BSH.