Iberdrola inaugurates the first offshore wind farm one hundred per cent designed and operated by a Spanish company
Iberdrola has officially cut the ribbon on Wikinger offshore wind farm, one of the company's most iconic power plants in the world, having invested over €1.4 billion. At the helm of the event were also the company 50 Hertz and authorities from the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Wikinger is fully operational and its 350-Mw are connected to the German grid, supplying efficient renewable energy to 350,000 homes (representing some 20% of the energy demand of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). This flow of clean energy will have a positive environmental impact since it displaces the emission of nearly 600,000 tons of CO2 per year.
The Chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán (pictured), celebrated the commissioning of this iconic facility for the company: "Wikinger represents a new step in our commitment to supplying clean, efficient and reliable electricity. We will continue to champion offshore wind technology since it enables us to drive the energy transition to a sustainable, low carbon economy."
The Wikinger project marks Iberdrola's entry into the German electricity market, where it has just been awarded the construction of two other offshore wind farms: Baltic Eagle (476 MW) and Wikinger Süd (10 MW). Together with Wikinger, these three wind farms, located off the island of Rügen, will give rise to the largest offshore wind complex in the Baltic Sea, with a total installed capacity of 836 MW and a combined investment of €2.5 billion.
Thus, Germany becomes a key area for Iberdrola group over the coming years, alongside its core markets: United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil and Spain.
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