Danmark News from Vattenfall is onsite in Aalborg, Denmark,  where the substation to the Sandbank offshore wind farm is being built. But what is a substation?

Forget technical terms and long descriptions – in this “hand-held style” video Technical Project Manager for the Sandbank offshore wind farm project, Martin Zappe, explains in a simple way what the purpose is of an offshore substation and how it works. And then you get a glimpse of this huge structure. Very impressive sight!

Watch the video


Sandbank facts
The Sandbank offshore wind farm, a joint-venture between Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München, is located 110 km off the German North Sea coast, 90 km west of the island Sylt.

When completed in 2017, the Sandbank wind farm will have 72 Siemens wind turbines in the 4 MW class and an offshore substation.

The 288 MW wind farm will be able to supply more than 400,000 households with renewable electricity.


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