Bladt lands substation job for 288-MW Sandbank wind farm
Aug 25, 2014 - Danish steel contractor Bladt Industries A/S said on Friday it had won a contract to supply the offshore substation for the 288-MW Sandbank offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
The deal was awarded by Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall AB and German utility Stadtwerke Muenchen (SWM), which are developing the scheme in a 51/49 partnership. Bladt will work with its partners Semco Maritime and ISC on the project, it said, adding that the finished topside will be ready for sail-away in second quarter of 2016.
In addition, Bladt has been selected as a subcontractor from from Germany’s EEW Special Pipe Constructions to provide the 72 transition pieces for the Sandbank offshore wind park. The equipment will be made at its factories in Aalborg, Denmark.
The Sandbank wind farm will be installed off the German island of Sylt and will use turbines by engineering group Siemens AG (ETR:SIE). Once up and running, it is seen to generate enough power for about 400,000 local homes each year. Commercial operations are scheduled for 2017.
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