Specifically, the Arkona project is located in the Baltic Sea and 35 km northeast of the German island of Rügen.
The offshore project has capacity of 385 megawatts, enough to supply around 400,000 households with renewable energy, with 60 installed Siemens Gamesa turbines of the six- megawatt class.
Holger Matthiesen, Project Director Arkona for E.ON and Equinor commented
Thanks to the great cooperation between our team of offshore experts and DNV GL’s goal-oriented and pragmatic certification approach, we managed to realise our ambitious objectives concerning our project certification timeline, which set a new standard in the offshore wind industry.
During the certification procedures, DNV GL collaborated closely with Arkona team to be exact on the timeline for the commissioning of the wind farm was met.
Kim Mørk Executive Vice President Renewables Certification at DNV GL noted that it was of a great importance for all those who participated in the offshore project, to be sure that the project would bring safe and reliable energy.
As critical milestones set by the BSH were set throughout the project, working in well-aligned partnership between offshore experts from both sides was crucial since each missed deadline set by the BSH causes costly delays in the project.
Fabio Pollicino, Director for Project Certification at DNV GL highlighted that
With Arkona, E.ON/Equinor have set a new standard in the offshore industry with regards to the time in which the farm has been installed. We are very pleased to have proven our ability to perform the project certification on track with the ambitious project timeline, reacting flexibly to unplanned project needs and achieving the approvals from the national authority.