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Gallery: Sandbank construction begins

GERMANY: The first foundations were shipped to Vattenfall's 288MW Sandbank site in June, ahead of the start of the monopiles being installed earlier this month.

  • Construction is underway at Vattenfall's 288MW Sandbank offshore project

    Construction is underway at Vattenfall's 288MW Sandbank offshore project

  • Vattenfall is developing Sandbank in partnership with German utility Stadtwerke Munchen

    Vattenfall is developing Sandbank in partnership with German utility Stadtwerke Munchen

  • Installation of the first monopile foundation was completed earlier this month

    Installation of the first monopile foundation was completed earlier this month

  • Regular EEW partner Bladt Industries made the transition pieces

    Regular EEW partner Bladt Industries made the transition pieces

  • EEW SPC manufactured 72 monopiles for the project

    EEW SPC manufactured 72 monopiles for the project

  • The 6.4-metre diameter monopiles were fabricated at EEW's Rostock plant in northern Germany

    The 6.4-metre diameter monopiles were fabricated at EEW's Rostock plant in northern Germany

  • Siemens will supply 72 4MW turbines to the site, due online in 2017

    Siemens will supply 72 4MW turbines to the site, due online in 2017

  • Vattenfall made a final investment decision on the project in August 2014

    Vattenfall made a final investment decision on the project in August 2014

  • It will be located near to Vattenfall's 288MW DanTysk project, which was placed online this year

    It will be located near to Vattenfall's 288MW DanTysk project, which was placed online this year

  • Engineering firm Bilfinger won the contract to install the monopiles

    Engineering firm Bilfinger won the contract to install the monopiles

  • Sandbank will be located 90 kilometres from the German coast

    Sandbank will be located 90 kilometres from the German coast

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The new pictures released by Vattenfall reveal the scale of the 6.4metre diameter monopiles.

The project is being jointly developed by Vattenfall and German utility Stadtwerke Munchen. The two firms also own the 288MW DanTysk project, located close to Sandbank, which was placed online earlier this year.

EEW SPC was contracted to manufacture the 72 monopiles that will support the Siemens 4MW turbines at the site 70 kilometres off the German coast. The 6.4-metre diameter monopiles were manufactured by EEW at its Rostock plant in northern Germany.

Fabrication of the bright yellow transition pieces were subcontracted to regular EEW partner Bladt Industries. 

The developers made a final investment decision on the project in August 2014 and is expected to be completed in 2017.

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