DanTysk feeds electricity into the German power grid Vattenfall's first offshore wind farm goes online
DanTysk is one of Germany's largest offshore wind farms. The official launch was announced on 30 April 2015, by the German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, Sweden's Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, and other high-ranking politicians and business representatives.
288 megawatts for the energy transition: the offshore wind farm DanTysk in the German North Sea – a joint project of Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München – marks a milestone in the further development of climate-friendly energy supply. With 80 wind turbines, DanTysk can generate about 1.3 billion kilowatt hours of clean electricity annually, enough for up to 400,000 households.
In the spring of 2013, construction work had begun some 70 kilometres west of the island of Sylt. The successfully completed offshore wind farm has now been connected to the German transmission system. At the official startup on 30 April in Hamburg, German Minister for Economic Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel, emphasised the importance of the project: “Last year, we created the necessary investment securities in the form of the EEG 2014 (German Renewable Energy Act) and helped offshore development achieve a breakthrough. By 2030, 15 gigawatts of offshore capacity will be installed – this means investment in wind farms and infrastructure in the billions, with a high proportion of German value added. Including the wind farm DanTysk, Germany will generate over 3,000 megawatts of environmentally friendly offshore wind power by the end of the year. This is a real success for the energy transition.”
With the commissioning of DanTysk, Vattenfall underline their position as one of the largest producers of electricity from offshore wind power. Over one gigawatt has been installed in five States of Germany – with more to come. The next offshore project is already in the starting blocks: the successful and proven cooperation with Stadtwerke München is being continued for the construction of the wind farm Sandbank in the immediate vicinity of DanTysk.
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