Yesterday, with the installation of the last of 80 turbines an important milestone is reached for the DanTysk offshore project. The wind farm, erected by Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) 70 km west of the island of Sylt, eighty Siemens wind turbines in the 3.6 megawatt (MW) class were constructed, with a maximum rotor tip height above sea level of just under 150 metres.
Vattenfall began erecting the first wind turbine in mid-April this year. The installation of the 80 turbines could be completed in about four month, not least because of the good weather conditions on the North Sea.
“We are delighted that the 80 wind turbines in the DanTysk offshore wind farm could be set up so quickly. Additionally particularly positive is that the inter array cable installation between the turbines and the offshore substation went smoothly.” said Gunnar Groebler, Head of the Renewables Business Unit for Vattenfall’s Continental/UK region.
Christian Vogt, Head of Corporate Investment Management at Stadtwerke München, said: “The erection of the last turbine in the DanTysk project could be completed as scheduled and is an important step on the way to the implementing of the whole wind farm. The successful construction progress on this project allows us to look forward to the next joint project “Sandbank” from SWM and Vattenfall which will be placed in the neighborhood.”
The DanTysk offshore wind farm covers an area of 70 square kilometres (approximately 7,000 football pitches) in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on the border to Danish territorial waters. The wind farm has an installed capacity of 288 megawatts (MW) and will generate power, with very low greenhouse emissions, equivalent to the consumption of up to 400,000 households. DanTysk is a joint venture of Vattenfall (51%) and Stadtwerke München (49%).
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.