ABB Wins Offshore Wind Energy Connection Project in German North Sea

Sub-sea AC link connecting Sandbank offshore wind farm to the SylWin alpha offshore HVDC converter station.

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a significant order from the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT to supply an AC (alternating current) power transmission link connecting Sandbank, an offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, to the HVDC (high-voltage direct current) converter station SylWin alpha.

The link will have the capacity to transmit 288 megawatt (MW) of clean wind power enough to supply energy to around 300,000 German households. Once the connection is commissioned the offshore wind farm will be able to save 1,500, 000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year by replacing fossil fueled generation.