Vattenfall and Stadtwerke Munchen have decided to jointly invest about EUR 1.2 billion to build the 288 MW Sandbank offshore wind project in the German North Sea. Furthermore, Siemens has been tapped to supply 72 of its SWT-4.0-130 turbines to the project and perform maintenance services for five years.
The new wind farm will be built northwest of DanTysk, which is another 288 MW joint project between Vattenfall and Stadtwerke Munich. DanTysk is slated to be operational in early 2015, and construction on Sandbank is scheduled for next year.
‘The Sandbank project is further testament to Vattenfall's strategy of consistently focusing our growth efforts on the expansion of renewable energy,’ comments Vattenfall's Gunnar Groebler.
Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Energy's wind power division, says his company looks forward to working on the new project. ‘Thanks to Vattenfall's expertise in project construction and operation and Siemens' innovative technology and service prowess, Sandbank will boldly demonstrate just how far we've come in reducing the costs of offshore wind power.’