Sigmar Gabriel, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, the Swedish Minister for energy and enterprise, Mikael Damberg, Hambur’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz and Torsten Albig, Prime Minister of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, joined Magnus Hall, President and CEO of Vattenfall, and Dr Florian Bieberbach, CEO of SWM, in Hamburg on Thursday, 30 April 2015, to celebrate the formal opening of the DanTysk offshore wind farm.
First project by Vattenfall and SWM
Located 70 kilometres west of the island of Sylt, the DanTysk offshore wind farm is the first infrastructure project jointly implemented by Vattenfall and SWM as part of the energy transition in Germany. Vattenfall holds a 51 per cent stake in DanTysk Offshore GmbH, which is responsible for construction and operation, while SWM holds 49 per cent. The site comprises a total of 80 Siemens wind turbines in the 3.6 megawatt (MW) class with a total installed capacity of 288 MW. The capital investment is more than one billion euro. DanTysk will generate climate-neutral power equivalent to the annual consumption of more than 400,000 average households. Offshore construction started in February 2013.
Further Wind Farms to be set up
Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) are continuing their established partnership in the construction of offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. In August 2014 ,the responsible committees of the two companies gave the green light for the construction of the Sandbank offshore wind farm, which will also have a capacity of 288 MW and will be built near DanTysk in the summer of 2015. The capital investment for Sandbank is roughly 1.2 billion euro
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