High-voltage power cables to connect Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm with UK national grid.
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $55 million to supply a submarine AC (alternating current) power cable system for a new wind farm, located off the coast of Norfolk. The underwater cables will feed the electricity generated by the 400-megawatt (MW) Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm into the UK national grid. The order was received from Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, a company owned by Statoil and Statkraft.
The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm will be capable of producing enough electricity to power more than 400,000 UK homes annually. The turbines will be located in waters 18-25 meters deep on a 55-square-kilometer site situated 32 kilometers (km) off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer in north Norfolk. With an installed capacity of about 400 MW, the wind farm will produce enough