Ramboll to help Enefit Green with design of 1.1-GW wind project off Estonia

Wind turbines in the Baltic Sea. Author: Håkan Dahlström. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

May 2 (Renewables Now) - Enefit Green, the renewable energy arm of Estonia’s Eesti Energia, has hired Danish engineering consultancy Ramboll for the preliminary design of a 1.1-GW offshore wind farm near Estonia’s Hiiumaa Island in the Baltic Sea.

The agreement with Ramboll covers the technical analysis of the project, which is expected to be completed in August, Enefit Green said on Friday.

Under the arrangement, Ramboll will explore alternative wind turbine options and substation and connection cable solutions for the scheme, as well as options for addressing the needs of nearby ports during the construction period and maintenance-related activities. The Danish firm will also provide input in terms of technical solutions to the ongoing environmental impact assessment (EIA), which is nearing completion.

Planned to be installed 12 km (7.5 miles) off the shore, the Hiiu wind farm will cover a seabed area of up to 169 sq km. The project envisages the installation of 74 turbines in the 15-MW capacity range, capable of producing up to 5 TWh of electricity per year. Its construction is intended to be launched by 2030.

The Hiiu offshore project was initiated by Nelja Energia back in 2006. The company was acquired by Enefit Green in 2018.

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