Island Offshore scores contract for German duo

In: Vessels
Island Offshore has secured a contract for the walk-to-work vessel Island Diligence to support the Sandbank and DanTysk offshore wind projects, operated by Vattenfall.

Island Diligencewill provide accommodation and transfer of technicians via the vessel’s gangway solution, to the wind turbines at the two offshore wind farms. The wind farms are located within the German Exclusive economic zone (EZZ) outside Esbjerg, and the vessel started operations from this port in early May. The contract is a four-month firm agreement plus options.

The 288 MW
Sandbank project was put into operation in 2017 and is located 90 kilometres off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It features 72 Siemens SWT-4.0-130 turbines. The array generates enough electricity annually to meet the demands of 400,000 German households. It is owned by Vattenfall (51%) and Stadtwerke München (49%).

DanTysk is located approximately 20km from Sandbank and was fully commissioned in April 2015.It consists of 80 Siemens SWT-3.6-120 wind turbines and with a combined capacity of 288 MW it supplies up to 400,000 households annually.

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