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ABB wins lucrative order to provide cable link for Danish offshore wind farm

Submarine alternating current cable will enable integration of clean wind energy in Denmark.

The order, worth around $40 million, was issued by Energinet.dk, the Danish transmission system operator. According to ABB, the AC cable system -- the world ´s second largest submarine cable as measured by diameter -- will help integrate and transmit power from the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm.

The new Horns Rev 3 wind farm is located in the North Sea, about 30 kilometers km off the western- most point of Denmark, Bla°vands Huk. Once completed, the 400 MW wind farm will have the capacity to supply electricity to around 400,000 local households. Green power generated by the offshore wind farm will be brought to shore via a 32 km long 220 kV three-core polymeric insulated submarine cable with integrated fiber-optics for datacommunications and temperature monitoring of the power cable.

ABB ´s project scope includes the technical design, engineering and production of the high-voltage cable system, which includes accessories and installation. The AC cable will be manufactured at ABB’s high-voltage cable factory in Karlskrona, Sweden, with delivery expected in 2016.


 

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