Project certification for Sandbank offshore wind farm completed

Wednesday, 31 May, 2017 - 11:45
TÜV SÜD presented the project certificate for the Sandbank offshore wind farm off the coast of Sylt in the North Sea. (Photo: Vattenfall)
TÜV SÜD presented the project certificate for the Sandbank offshore wind farm off the coast of Sylt in the North Sea. (Photo: Vattenfall)

TÜV SÜD’s experts have supported the large-scale project over the past 30 months. Certification was awarded in accordance with the standard of the German Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), and covers supervision and inspection of wind turbine, foundation, sub-station and internal cable manufacturing, transport, installation and commissioning for the wind farm.

The Sandbank offshore wind farm is around 90 kilometres to the west of the island of Sylt, in the North Sea. After DanTysk, it is the second large-scale infrastructure project to have been realised by the project partners under Vattenfall’s management. Work on the Sandbank wind farm began in July 2015. The last of the total of 72 wind turbines was put into operation at the end of January. The wind farm’s entire power output of 288 MW is fed into the German grid.

“The Sandbank project is three months ahead of schedule, not least thanks to the smooth collaboration with TÜV SÜD”, says Philipp Degenhardt, Sandbank’s Team Lead - Project Certification and Interface Management.

“This successful certification is confirmation that the Sandbank wind farm complies with national standards and that the safety of the turbines is guaranteed”, explains Malte Lossin from TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH, the responsible Project Manager.

TÜV SÜD / Silke Funke

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