In February, Heerema Marine Contractors’ Thialf and its team installed the topside of the offshore substation of the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm. The platform weighs 4200 metric tonnes.

The Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm is currently being built in German waters of the Baltic Sea. With the installation of the topside, Heerema finalises the project for its client Iberdrola Renewables.

When complete, the offshore wind farm will produce 476 MW of renewable energy, which is enough to supply about half a million households.

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The substation will collect the energy generated by the wind turbines and transform the supply voltage before feeding it into the onshore power grid.

Watch a video of the Thialf installing the topside below.

Picture (top): The Thialf in Rotterdam (photo: Kees Torn/Wikimedia Commons).

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