ABB says it has won an order worth approximately $15 million from E.ON UK to supply the power export cables for the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm.
ABB will design and supply 2 km x 14 km circuits of 132 kV three-core AC submarine cable, with integrated fiber-optics, to connect Humber Gateway, one of the U.K.'s largest offshore wind farms, to the mainland grid. Delivery of the cable is scheduled for 2013.
When completed in 2015, the offshore wind project will consist of 73 wind turbines that will generate up to 219 MW of electricity. The wind farm will be located 8 km off the East Yorkshire coast.