Storm ‘Christian’ Shakes DanTysk Offshore Wind Farm (Germany)
DanTysk offshore wind farm, situated west of the island of Sylt and directly on the German-Danish border, recently shook under the strength of storm “Christian” that swept through the North Sea.
Wind measurements of 44.3 m/s (160km/h) were recorded on board the foundation installation vessel – the Seafox 5, at 2:10 pm on October 29, according to Vattenfall’s blog. A wave buoy that measures wave action has recorded a maximum wave of 9.4m.
The works at the site were stopped due to these severe weather conditions.
On the 7th of October at 10:43 pm, the Seafox 5 was jacked up at location 22 to begin the next routine installation, creating a historic moment. Namely, with the installation of a monopile and transition piece at the spot, location 22 has become the northern most point of Germany and DanTysk which is under construction.
Offshore WIND Staff, December 3, 2013; Image: Vattenfall