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Iberdrola solidifies its offshore wind leadership with significant progress in Saint-Brieuc (France) and Baltic Eagle (Germany). Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola, has recognized the efforts of the teams at the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, Brittany’s first large-scale offshore wind project, and the Baltic Eagle farm in the Baltic Sea.
Despite pandemic challenges, the Saint Brieuc project is on schedule, with installation expected to conclude this year. Of the 62 jackets and 62 turbines, 51 and 35 have been installed, respectively. The wind turbines began producing clean electricity on July 5th after a successful testing phase.
Saint Brieuc, representing a 2.4 billion euro investment, has a 496 MW capacity across 62 turbines (8 MW each). It will annually generate 1,820 GWh, meeting the energy needs of 835,000 individuals, equivalent to the population of Valencia or nearly that of Marseille.
Located in the Baltic Sea, the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm has a 476 MW capacity, with 50 monopile-mounted wind turbines, each generating 9.53 MW. This production amounts to 1.9 TWh annually, serving 475,000 households and curbing 800,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
Component manufacturing for Baltic Eagle is close to completion and it is set to commence operation by the end of 2024. The plant will have a regulated tariff of 64.6 €/MWh for the first 20 years and 100% of its production is already committed through long-term contracts.
In addition to Saint Brieuc, Vineyard Wind in the United States is set to launch in late 2023. Baltic Eagle in Germany will become operational in 2024, and East Anglia 3 in the UK and Windanker in Germany are slated to begin production in 2026. These projects supplement the existing 1,258 MW portfolio of operational offshore wind projects, including West of Duddon Sands in the Irish Sea, Wikinger in the German Baltic Sea, and East Anglia One in the southern North Sea.