Germanischer Lloyd, TÜV SÜD to Certify Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm

Sandbank Offshore Wind GmbH has awarded Germanischer Lloyd Industrial Services and TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH a contract for the certification of the Sandbank offshore wind farm.

In the first construction phase it is planned to build 72 wind turbines with a total output of 288 MW, inter array cables and an offshore substation. The project is located in the German Bight area, around 90 km to the west of the Island of Sylt, directly on the border between Germany and Denmark. The water depth is between 24m and 35m.

The project is fully permitted and has received the first Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency  (BSH) release in November 2009. The project is in the design phase and current certification tasks are conducted by Germanischer Lloyd Industrial Services.

For further BSH releases the project certification is split into 4 lots: Design phase wind turbine generator and foundation (Lot 1); Design phase offshore substation and inter array cables (Lot 2); Implementation phase wind turbine generator and foundation (Lot 3); Implementation phase offshore substation and inter array cables (Lot 4). Submission of documents for the 3rd BSH release is scheduled for the end of 2014.

The construction will start in 2015 and the commissioning is expected to be carried out inn 2016.

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Offshore WIND Staff