ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth over $100 million from Energinet.dk, the Danish transmission system operator, to build an alternating current (AC) cable system that will enable the integration and transmission of power from the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm to the mainland grid.
As Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm it will help to increase the country’s wind power capacity to over 40 percent, capable of providing electricity to meet the demand of over 600,000 homes.
Wind energy is a cornerstone of Denmark’s Green Energy plan to become fossil fuel free by 2050. The planned 600MW wind farm will help strengthen regional energy markets and increase the security of supply by boosting transmission capacity.
ABB’s cable system will connect the offshore wind farm platforms Kriegers Flak A and B to Rødvig, in Denmark. ABB will design, supply and install three high-voltage alternating current 220 kilovolt three-core submarine cables with a total length of about 100 kilometers (km) 44 km from each of the platforms to shore and 11 km between the two platforms. The project is scheduled to be commissioned in 2018.
“Cable links are playing a key role in integrating renewable energy into the grid and transmitting clean electricity to millions of people. This is very much in line with our vision of facilitating power and productivity for a better world,” said Claudio Facchin, President, ABB Power Systems division. “Our leading-edge technologies, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and vast global experience position us as a global leader in high voltage cable systems.”
Cable systems are essential components of sustainable energy networks, transmitting vast amounts of electricity over long distances, often across or between countries. ABB is a global leader in high-voltage cable systems with a worldwide installed base across applications including city center infeeds, oil and gas platform power supplies, subsea interconnections and the integration of renewables. ABB has commissioned more than 25 high-voltage DC cable connections and numerous of high-voltage AC cable links around the world.
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.