The company will install 27 units of its V174-9.5 MW wind turbines for the project at the beginning of June 2022


MHI Vestas selects port of Roenne for 257MW Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm in Germany. (Credit: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind)

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has selected the Port of Roenne at Bornholm for pre-assembly and shipment of the offshore wind turbine components for 257MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in Germany, Baltic Sea.

The company will install 27 units of its V174-9.5 MW wind turbines for the project at the beginning of June 2022.

Located off the coast of the island Rugen in Germany, the project is scheduled for installation in early June 2022 to end of February 2023

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind port contracting & support head Peter Toft Madsen said: “We have selected Port of Roenne A/S as the shipment harbour for our offshore wind activities concerning the installation of Arcadis Ost 1.

“Port of Roenne has been a solid choice because of its unique infrastructure, designed and constructed specifically to handle projects with extreme weights.

“The harbour is located only 74 kilometers from the Arcadis Ost 1 project site, and the quay construction at the port has the ideal lifting capacity for our needs, meaning we can ship our components directly to the quay.”

Arcadis Ost 1 was acquired by Parkwind from KNK Wind in 2018

In May 2018, the project was acquired by a Belgian offshore wind farm developer, Parkwind from KNK Wind.

Once operational, the wind farm is expected to generate enough electricity to be supplied to about 290,000 German households.

The Port of Roenne has built a new 150,000m² of port area, which is designed specially to handle extreme weights as required by the offshore wind industry.

Bornholm municipality Mayor Winni Grosbøll said: “We are proud that MHI Vestas has selected Port of Roenne for their shipment activities for Arcadis Ost 1 in Rugen.

“We have worked hard to be part of the increasing offshore wind activities and projects taking place in the sea around Bornholm.

“To select Port of Roenne as the shipment harbour is one of the most important achievements for our island in several years, and I see a lot of opportunities for how this can benefit local employment.”