DanTysk’s Last Turbine Installed
Yesterday, the last of total 80 turbines was installed at the DanTysk offshore project.
The offshore wind farm, erected by Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM), will have a production capacity equivalent to the consumption of up to 400,000 households.
The wind farm, erected by Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) 70 km west of the island of Sylt, features eighty Siemens wind turbines in the 3.6 megawatt (MW) class, 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. Thanks to good weather conditions, wind turbine installation took only 4 months.
“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.”
Press release, August 28, 2014; Image: Vattenfall