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12. July 2016 - Press Releases

Vattenfall’s offshore hotel heads to sea

The onshore construction of the accommodation platform to house the service teams for the DanTysk and Sandbank offshore wind farms has been completed and the six-storey structure has been shipped to its final location where it is being installed.Read more

30. April 2015 - Press Releases

DanTysk offshore wind farm formally opened

German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel, Swedish Minister for energy and enterprise, Mikael Damberg, Hamburg 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,...Read more

17. December 2014 - Project Log

The marriage of the offshore hotel

The experts' name for it – a 'marriage of the sections' – is due to the fact that it involves the coming together of large parts. But what exactly does this entail? We asked our colleague Petja Stoever, Subproject Manager for Offshore Accommodation at DanTysk, to explain to us what...Read more

04. December 2014 - Press Releases

Offshore wind farm DanTysk supplies first electricity

From today (03.12.), the offshore wind power plant DanTysk, located 70 kilometres west of the island of Sylt, will supply the German electricity network with its first wind power from the North Sea. The 80 wind turbines are now successively in the commissioning phase for the production of...Read more

28. August 2014 - Press Releases

Offshore Wind farm DanTysk: The last Wind turbine is erected

Yesterday, with the installation of the last of 80 turbines an important milestone is reached for the DanTysk offshore project: In 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...Read more

01. July 2014 - Press Releases

Halftime for DanTysk: 40 wind turbines erected

The DanTysk offshore wind farm project has reached the halfway stage: 40 out of the total of 80 wind turbines that Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) are erecting 70 km west of the island of Sylt are now in place. Eighty Siemens wind turbines in the 3.6-megawatt (MW) class are being...Read more

10. April 2014 - Press Releases

First wind turbine erected at DanTysk offshore wind farm

Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) have resumed construction at the DanTysk offshore wind farm after the winter break. The first of a total of 80 wind turbines has now been erected at the DanTysk offshore wind farm construction site, 70 kilometres west of the island of Sylt. A total of 80...Read more

10. March 2014 - Press Releases

Accommodation platform for the DanTysk offshore wind farm starting to take shape

A five and a half-storey house of steel, sitting 20 metres above the sea, measuring 20 metres high andweighing 2500 tonnes, is starting to take shape in Kiel. The Schleswig-Holstein shipyard Nobiskrug iscurrently building the accommodation platform for the DanTysk offshore wind farm, commissioned...Read more

19. December 2013 - Project Log

Intense activity at the Port of Esbjerg

The final month of the year has seen intense activity at Esbjerg in Denmark, the base port for DanTysk. The reason for this activity is the delivery and preassembly of 80 wind turbines and towers for the wind farm. Some of the towers have already been assembled for the offshore plant. The tower...Read more

13. December 2013 - Press Releases

All foundations at DanTysk in place

After nine months of construction, the last of the 80 foundations for the DanTysk offshore wind farm has been installed. The up to 65 metres long and up to 950 tonnes heavy, cylindrical steel foundations – monopiles - were anchored in the seabed using a special hammer. Work was done in water...Read more

25. September 2013 - Project Log

Team training with the rescue helicopter

An initial comprehensive practical training course with the entire Husum crew of the DanTysk rescue helicopter was held in early September in Husum.About 25 employees of DRF Luftrettung trained for emergency situations. This included pilots, emergency doctors, rescue assistants, winch operators and...Read more

11. July 2013 - Project Log

A substation becomes seaworthy

It is ready: after a construction period of one and a half years, the offshore substation for the wind farm has just about been completed on time. The two transformers, all cables, switchgears and supply areas have been set up so that the construction is now ready for its future task of pooling...Read more

19. April 2013 - Project Log

Progress is made offshore

The first eight foundation piles have now been securely installed with the help of the Seafox5 installation vessel. Harsh winter weather and low temperatures led to a slight delay in the progress of offshore work. Nonetheless, the building project is still running to schedule as allowances for...Read more

10. April 2013 - Project Log

The first nacelles arrive in port

You can only appreciate the sheer size of each nacelle when you get up close. They will shortly take their place in the North Sea, towering 88 metres above the water. Measuring 12 metres in length, a single wind turbine nacelle is about the same size as a school bus. The first pair of 150-tonne...Read more

03. April 2013 - Project Log

The world's largest installation vessel is officially named

The champagne bottle shattered with a loud bang as it hit the side of the 'Pacific Osprey' installation vessel On 3 April the Danish port of Odense on the island of Funen witnessed the christening of one of the largest installation vessels in the world. Although the appearance of some unexpected...Read more

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Here you can find updates on the construction phases and individual steps involved in the realisation of the DanTysk offshore project.