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DanTysk is located in North Sea
Location of DanTysk in the North Sea
Country Germany
Location North Sea
Coordinates 55°8′24″N 7°12′0″E / 55.14000°N 7.20000°E / 55.14000; 7.20000Coordinates: 55°8′24″N 7°12′0″E / 55.14000°N 7.20000°E / 55.14000; 7.20000
Status Operational
Construction cost 1000 M€[1]
Owner(s) Vattenfall
Stadtwerke München
Wind farm
Type Offshore
Site area 66 km2 (25 sq mi)
Max. water depth 31 m (102 ft)
Distance from shore 70 km (43 mi)
Hub height 95 m (312 ft)
Rotor diameter 120 m (394 ft)
Power generation
Units operational 80 × 3.6 MW
Make and model Siemens Wind Power: SWT-3.6-120
Nameplate capacity 288 MW
Capacity factor 51.5% (projected)[2]
Planned output 1,300 GW·h
DanTysk's location in the wind farms of the German Bight

DanTysk is a 288 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm in the North Sea 70 kilometres (43 mi) west of the island Sylt, in the German EEZ at the border to Denmark. The wind farm operates 80 Siemens Wind Power's SWT-3.6-120 turbines with a capacity of 3.6 MW each.[3][4]

The project's estimated cost was $900 million.[5] The windfarm is sited in water depths of 21–31 metres (69–102 ft).[4] The turbines were kept warm and healthy with diesel generators for 6 months before onshore cabling was fixed.[6] The farm sent first power to shore in December 2014.[7]

Initially the project was developed by Geo Gesellschaft für Energie und Ökologie. The project was purchased by Vattenfall in 2007. In 2010, Vattenfall sold 49% stake in the project to Stadtwerke München.[4][8]

The SylWin transformer platform connects the power from DanTysk, Butendiek and Sandbank offshore wind farm to shore.[9] A DKK 375 million accommodation platform for 50 people is being built to service both DanTysk and Sandbank, inspired by Poseidon at Horns Rev 2.[10][11]

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  1. ^ "DanTysk Offshore Wind Farm". 4coffshore.com. Retrieved 2017-03-05. 
  2. ^ "DanTysk offshore wind farm" (PDF). corporate.vattenfall.de. June 2012. Retrieved 2017-03-05. 
  3. ^ "Siemens delivers 80 wind turbines for the DanTysk offshore wind power plant near Sylt". Ordons news. 2010-10-21. Archived from the original on 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  4. ^ a b c "Vattenfall and Munich utility to build joint offshore wind farm in the German North Sea". Power Engineering International. PennWell Corporation. 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Vattenfall Plans 400-Megawatt Dantysk Offshore Windfarm Near Germany". Industrial Info Resources. 2009-08-05. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  6. ^ http://ing.dk/artikel/havmoeller-koerte-paa-diesel-i-et-halvt-aar-173738
  7. ^ Offshore-Windpark Dan Tysk vor Sylt liefert erstmals Strom. Lübecker Nachrichten, 2014-12-03, retrieved 2014-12-03.
  8. ^ Stromsta, Karl-Erik (2010-07-20). "Vattenfall sells SWM a 49% stake in offshore wind farm DanTysk". ReCharge. NHST Media Group. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  9. ^ HVDC platform SylWin alpha is complete Offshore Wind Industry, 28 July 2014. Accessed: 5 January 2015.
  10. ^ Wittrup, Sanne. Vattenfall bygger verdens største beboelsesplatform ved havmøllepark (in Danish) Ing.dk, 14 January 2015. Accessed: 14 January 2015.
  11. ^ Nilsen, Jannicke. "Vattenfall is building the world's largest residential platform for offshore wind (in Norwegian)" In English Teknisk Ukeblad, 15 January 2015. Accessed: 22 January 2015.

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