ABB to supply submarine power cable system to Denmark offshore wind farm

6 April 2014 (Last Updated April 6th, 2014 18:30)

Swiss power and automation technology group ABB has secured an order worth $40m from Energinet to develop an alternating-current (AC) power cable system for an offshore wind farm in Denmark.

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Swiss power and automation technology group ABB has secured an order worth $40m from Energinet to develop an alternating-current (AC) power cable system for an offshore wind farm in Denmark.

As per the order, ABB will be responsible for the technical design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of the high-voltage cable system and associated accessories.

Scheduled for the delivery in 2016, the new cable system, claimed to be the world´s second largest submarine cable in diameter, will be manufactured at ABB's high-voltage cable factory located at Karlskrona in Sweden.

Once completed, the submarine cable will enable integration and transmission of electricity from the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm located in the North Sea.

The wind farm will have the capacity to generate 400MW of electricity, enough to power around 400,000 local households.

"The submarine cable will enable integration and transmission of electricity from the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm."

ABB Power Systems division head Claudio Facchin said the company has the technical expertise, domain knowledge, project management capability and experience to execute such projects.

"We are pleased to support this initiative and promote the further deployment of renewable energy in Denmark," Facchin said.

Electricity generated by the wind farm will be supplied to shore through a 32km-long 220kV three-core polymeric insulated submarine cable with integrated fiber-optics for datacommunications and temperature monitoring of the power cable.

Earlier, ABB had supplied high-voltage cables from 145kV to 420kV to Energinet for several projects including the recent Lille Belt, 420kV link.


Image: ABB bags $40m order to develop cable link for offshore wind farm in Denmark. Photo: courtesy of ABB.

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