DanTysk offshore

Swedish power firm Vattenfall and Munich’s municipal utility Stadtwerke München (SWM) have inaugurated the 288MW DanTysk offshore wind power facility, which is located in the German North Sea.

The plant is situated 70km west of Sylt Island. It houses 80 wind turbines supplied by German power equipment manufacturer Siemens.

Siemens was responsible for the supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines at the facility.

Each of the turbines have a power generation capacity of 3.6MW and feature 120-meter rotor.

Vattenfall holds a majority stake of 51% in the DanTysk offshore project, with the rest owned by SWM.

"Vattenfall holds a majority stake of 51% in the DanTysk offshore project, with the rest owned by SWM."

SWM CEO Dr Florian Bieberbach said: "In terms of capital investment as well as installed capacity, DanTysk is our largest completed renewable energy project to date."

Construction for the offshore wind power plant began in February 2013. The project involved an investment of more than €1bn. Vattenfall was also responsible for construction and operation of the facility.

The now-operational facility is expected to generate enough renewable power to meet the energy requirements of more than 400,000 average households.

Siemens is also responsible for preventive and corrective maintenance of the turbines according to the terms of a five-year service agreement.

The German firm has further set up the turnkey grid connection SylWin1 for the offshore wind project, which has a transmission capacity of 864MW.

Recently, Siemens handed over the direct-current (DC) offshore link to the grid operator TenneT.

Image: Siemens has supplied 80 wind turbines for the DanTysk offshore wind power facility. Photo: courtesy of Vattenfall.