ABB has received an order worth $125m from the Belgian company C-Power NV to link a wind farm, 30km off the coast of Belgium to the mainland grid, as a part of an expansion of the Thornton Bank wind farm.

In the first phase, six turbines with 30MW capacity were built and temporarily connected by ABB to the mainland, which will be followed by the addition of 48 turbines in the second and the third phases, increasing the capacity to 325MW.

ABB will provide system engineering, design, supply and commissioning of the offshore substation and the platform that will house it as well as the underwater and land-based cable systems in pursuant to the construction of this wind farm, which can generate 1,000GW-hours of electricity per year.