ABB to supply Burbo Bank cable

Power technology group ABB has locked up a $30m order from Dong Energy to supply a high-voltage export cable system for the Danish developer's Burbo Bank Extension wind farm in the UK Irish Sea.

ABB's project scope encompasses a 25km-long 220kV alternating current (AC) submarine line and the connected offshore substation cable, along with 32km of AC onshore cables.

“Offshore wind is making an increasing contribution to boost the share of renewables in Europe’s energy mix and this project will support the UK 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."

The existing 90MW Burbo Bank development, located some 7km offshore in Liverpool Bay off the UK's west coast, would be built out with an additional generating capacity of 258MW by the planned western extension to supply 240,000 households.

In February, Dong named MHI Vestas' 8MW V164 turbine as its preferred choice for the Burbo Bank Extension.