Seaway to install Sandbank substation

December 8, 2014

Bladt Industries, Aalborg, Denmark has awarded Seaway Heavy Lifting the contract for the transportation and installation of the Sandbank substation.

The substation platform consists of a jacket, skirt piles and deck and requires to be installed in the Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm, 100km north west of the island of Sylt, near the DanTysk offshore wind farm, offshore Germany.

At the substation, electricity from the individual wind turbines will be collected and converted to a higher voltage. The substation is anticipated to be installed by the Stanislav Yudin (pictured) in 2016. 

Koen van der Perk, Seaway Heavy Lifting’s SVP Commercial, says; “We are very pleased with the confidence that Bladt Industries has expressed in Seaway Heavy Lifting. We have a very good track record in the installation of substations for the Renewables industry. This project pulls another mark in the sand."

The Sandbank offshore wind farm is the second largest power generation project undertaken by Vattenfall in the German North Sea. 

The Sandbank project area is 90km off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein. In total, 72, 4MW Siemens wind turbines will be installed with an overall capacity of 288 megawatts. The wind farm is due to start generating low-emissions power in the German North Sea in 2017.



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