DanTysk Sandbank Hires Air and Water Crew Transfer Team

DanTysk Sandbank Offshore Wind GmbH & Co. KG has selected the providers of air and water crew transfer services for the DanTysk and Sandbank offshore wind farms in the German North Sea.

The operator of the wind farms, a joint venture between Stadtwerke München and Vattenfall, has selected Denmark’s KN Helicopters A/S and their new H145 to provide crew transfer services between the Esbjerg Heliport and the accommodation platform at DanTysk and Sandbank.

The flights will be performed during weather conditions that make regular transfers by CTVs not feasible.

The helicopter will also be used to transfer and hoist technicians to the wind turbines at DanTysk, Sandbank, and the Horns Rev 1 wind farm in the Danish North Sea for troubleshooting, again during weather conditions that make regular transfers by CTVs not feasible.

The two-year contract started on 1 June and has options for two one-year extensions.

Denmark’s Offshore Windservice A/S has deployed its CTV, FOB Swath 7, on the German wind farms to assist during the spring and summer maintenance campaigns.

The four-month contract started in March and can be extended by one month up to three times.

The 288 MW DanTysk offshore wind farm, located some 70 kilometres west of the island of Sylt, comprises 80 Siemens Gamesa 3.6 MW turbines that have been in operation since 2014.

Sandbank offshore wind farm has been in operation since 2017. The wind farm also has a 288 MW capacity and its 72 Siemens Gamesa 4 MW turbines are spinning some 90 kilometres west of Sylt.

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As reported earlier this week, DanTysk Sandbank Offshore Wind GmbH & Co. KG is currently seeking operations and maintenance (O&M) services at the DanTysk and Sandbank wind farms.

Photo: DanTysk Sandbank Offshore Wind GmbH & Co. KG/KN Helicopters