TÜV SÜD will accompany the construction of the new Sandbank offshore wind farm located around 90 km off the island of Sylt, providing manufacturing inspection and quality assurance services for the project. The company has won the contract for the certification of the implementation phase, involving production monitoring according to the BSH standard. Within the scope of the contract, TÜV SÜD’s offshore wind professionals will inspect the foundations, the wind turbines, the sub-stations and the internal cabling at the wind farm.
The starting signal for the construction of the new offshore wind farm was given in August, when the shareholders Vattenfall and Münchner Stadtwerke (Munich utility company) decided to invest in the project that had already been licensed. Once the wind farm is completed, its 72 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 4 megawatts, will add up to a total installed capacity of 288 MW, producing enough electricity per year to supply roughly 400,000 households.