ABB to build cable system order for Denmark offshore wind farm

ABB won an order worth over $100 million from, the Danish transmission system operator, to build an alternating current (AC) cable system that will enable the integration and transmission of power from the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm to the mainland grid.

As Denmark‘s largest offshore wind farm it will help to increase the country’s wind power capacity to over 40 percent, capable of providing electricity to meet the demand of over 600,000 homes.

Wind energy is a cornerstone of Denmark’s Green Energy plan to become fossil fuel free by 2050. The planned 600 MW wind farm will help strengthen regional energy markets and increase the security of supply by boosting transmission capacity.

ABB’s cable system will connect the offshore wind farm platforms Kriegers Flak A and B to Rødvig, in Denmark. ABB will design, supply and install three high-voltage alternating current 220 kilovolt three-core submarine cables with a total length of about 62 miles — 27 miles from each of the platforms to shore and nearly 7 miles between the two platforms. The project is scheduled to be commissioned in 2018.

Cable systems are essential components of sustainable energy networks, transmitting vast amounts of electricity over long distances, often across or between countries. ABB is a global leader in high-voltage cable systems with a worldwide installed base across applications including city center infeeds, oil and gas platform power supplies, subsea interconnections and the integration of renewables. ABB has commissioned more than 25 high-voltage DC cable connections and numerous of high-voltage AC cable links around the world.

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