On Sunday, Vattenfall and Stadtwerke Munchen’s (SWM) 288 MW Sandbank offshore wind farm was inaugurated.
Located 90 kilometers west of Sylt, an island in northern Germany, Sandbank is expected to avoid more than 700,000 metric tons of carbon-dioxide emissions each year.
Vattenfall holds a 51% stake in Sandbank Offshore GmbH, which was set up to implement the project, while Stadtwerke München holds a 49% stake. The investment costs were around EUR 1.2 billion, the companies say.
The construction of Sandbank began in summer 2015. According to Gunnar Groebler, senior vice president of Vattenfall and head of the wind business area, construction was completed three months ahead of schedule.
Dr. Florian Bieberbach, SWM’s CEO, says, “Sandbank is another major project of our Renewable Energies Expansion Campaign. It brings us a great step closer to our goal of 100 percent green electricity for Munich by 2025. I would like to thank all those who have contributed to the development of this powerful eco-power plant.”