ABB Wins $30M Cable Deal For U.K. Offshore Wind Project


ABB has won an order worth around $30 million from DONG Energy to supply a high-voltage export cable system that will transmit power from the 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in the U.K.

The Burbo Bank Extension will be located next to the existing 90 MW Burbo Bank wind farm, which is situated on the Burbo Flats in Liverpool. ABB's project scope includes the design, engineering, supply and commissioning of the 220 kV AC submarine cable and the related offshore substation cable. The company will also supply 32 km of AC underground cables and the associated substation cables as well as the cable joints, accessories and terminations related to the project.

"Offshore wind is making an increasing contribution to boost the share of renewables in Europe's energy mix, and this project will support the U.K. government's efforts in this area," says Claudio Facchin, head of ABB's power systems division. "ABB has considerable experience in executing such projects and the technologies to support the efficient integration of renewables into the grid.’

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