ABB gets Horns Rev cable nod

Power technology giant ABB has been chosen to supply the export line for the 400MW Horns Rev wind farm off Denmark.

Under a $40m deal with transmission system operator Energinet.dk, the contractor will deliver a 32 km long 220kV three-core alternating-current cable with integrated fiber-optics for data communications for the North Sea project, being developed by the Danish Energy Agency.

“ABB has the portfolio, technical know-how, domain knowledge, project management capability and experience to execute such projects,” says ABB’s head of Power Systems Claudio Facchin.

Delivery of the cable, from ABB’s high-voltage cable factory in Karlskrona, Sweden, is slated for 2016.

Once online in 2017, Horns Rev 3 will supply electricity to around 400,000 households.

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