Wikinger: the task of maintaining an offshore wind farm

||Wikinger: the task of maintaining an offshore wind farm

Wikinger: the task of maintaining an offshore wind farm

26/April/2018                 

  • Employees constantly check weather forecasts to ensure everyone’s safety

¿Do you like shipping? Working on the sea should be a difficult job because of the unpredictable weather forecast. That is the daily work of the workers who take care of offshore wind farms like Wikinger, one of Romeo Project pilot test ubicated in the Baltic Sea.

This 350-MW wind farm was successfully connected last December to the power grid in Germany. The facility will supply renewable energy to 350.00 homes, representing more than 20% of the power used by the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. With an investment of nearly €1.4 billion, Wikinger will prevent almost 600,000 tonnes of CO 2 from being released into the atmosphere each year

If working in onshore wind farm has its difficulty because of cold, snowy, rainy and windy weather, everything gets worst 30 km from the coast of Sassnitz Port (Germany), with high gusts of wind, brave waves and freezing temperature.

Employees constantly check weather forecasts to ensure everyone’s safety, but these are sometimes so veering that teams must be trained for adventures. Risky work not suitable for everyone, especially for those who get dizzy easily.

The Wikinger offshore wind farm project is almost finished and the Iberdrola team is working without rest at the heavy winter of Baltic Sea. Thank to this brave squad the most innovative offshore wind farm of the world is a reality which supply with clean energy 350.000 German homes.

Do you want to know how hard is the work of Wikinger farm’s maintenance crew?

 

 

Source: Iberdrola

2018-05-03T12:20:17+00:00

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