"We put in years of development and pioneering work, now we're delighted that Stadtwerke Munich (SWM) and Vattenfall have started construction by driving the first pile for this offshore project. It's due to go on stream in 2017" says Ubbo de Witt, whose baby Sandbank 24 was.
About to become reality: renewable electricity from the North Sea, 24 hours per day, from just over the horizon. SWM plans to generate as much energy as Munich consumes by 2025. Already the volume of green electricity generated is enough to supply all of Munich's private households as well as the electric vehicles operated by public transport company Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft MVG.