Iberdrola Installs First of 50 Wind Turbines at 476 MW Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm in Germany

May 10, 2024
Baltic Eagle is now on track to become fully operational by the end of 2024 where it will supply enough renewable energy to power nearly 475,000 households and reduce CO2 emissions by 800,000 tons per year

The first of 50 wind turbines has been successfully installed at the 476 MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm, which is located off the coast of Pomerania, Germany. The wind farm is a joint venture project between Iberdrola and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company—Masdar.  

The companies will partner with Vestas to transport and install the remaining wind turbines. Baltic Eagle is now on track to become fully operational by the end of 2024. It will supply enough renewable energy to power nearly 475,000 households and reduce CO2 emissions by 800,000 tons per year. 

“With the installation of its first wind turbine, Baltic Eagle is taking shape off the German Baltic coast. This marks the start of the final phase in the construction of the offshore wind farm, which is expected to become fully operational later this year," commented Felipe Montero, CEO of Iberdrola Deutschland. "With the commissioning of Baltic Eagle, the second offshore wind farm in our Baltic Hub, Iberdrola Deutschland continues its growth path, making a significant contribution to Germany’s Energy Transition."

The Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm will utilize 50 Vestas V174 wind turbines, each with an output of 9.525 MW. The optimized rotor blades are each 85 meters long and have been designed to be aerodynamically efficient and to minimize loads. The finished turbines will reach 194 meters in height. 

“We are delighted that, together with Iberdrola and Vestas, we have taken this significant step toward making the landmark Baltic Eagle wind farm a reality," said Husain Al Meer, Director of Global Offshore Wind at Masdar. "Baltic Eagle will provide clean, renewable power to hundreds of thousands of homes, reducing carbon emissions and supporting Germany with its energy transition."

Baltic Eagle is the second of three major projects in Germany, joining the Wikinger (350 MW, in operation) and the Windanker (315 MW, entering the execution phase) wind farms. Collectively, these offshore wind farms form Iberdrola's "Baltic Hub," which will have a total capacity of more than 1.1 GW in 2026 and generate an investment of about 3.7 billion euros.