DNV GL certifies Wikinger Offshore Wind farm for Iberdrola to get one step further towards a green energy future

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HAMBURG, Germany – 11 June 2019 – DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, has awarded IBERDROLA Renovables Offshore Deutschland GmbH the project certificate for its Wikinger offshore wind farm. 

The certification was carried out according to the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH – Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie) and covers all stages of the design assessment and implementation phase of the wind turbines, offshore substation including their support structures and the array power cables.

The wind farm is located in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Baltic sea, at the Northeast of the German island Rügen comprising 70 wind turbines delivering power for 350.000 households. With an installed capacity of 350 megawatts it is part of the largest offshore wind complex in the Baltic Sea, covering nearly one-quarter of the energy demand of the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 

With a highly experienced and dedicated team encompassing a wide range of technical areas, DNV GL was able to deliver the project certificate on time and budget and met the Milestone planning of IBERDROLA. 

The certification of the offshore wind farm Wikinger started with the application of the standard BSH 7005:2007-06 and continued with the application of the standard BSH 7005:2015-12 during the implementation phase. 

“In certifying the Wikinger project DNV GL is pleased having supported IBERDROLA through the critical phases in developing the biggest offshore wind project at the time in the German Baltic Sea,” said Kim Mørk, Executive Vice president for Renewables Certification at DNV GL. 

“We are excited that we successfully supported IBERDROLA along the different project stages to achieve the approvals from the national authority and finally the project certificate,” added Fabio Pollicino, Service Line Leader for Project Certification at DNV GL. 

“The evaluation of the implementation phase has been performed according to the most recent BSH standard 7005 issued in 2015. This version provides a clearer guidance to the national requirements. We are glad that DNV GL could emphasized its ability to the project specific circumstances in the promising offshore wind business.”

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