The Danish transmission system operator, Energinet.dk has awarded ABB a $100m order for cabling for Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm.

The 600 MW cable system will enable transmission of energy from Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm to the mainland.

Its good news for the power automation technology group, following last week’s disappointing results announcement.
Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm
The alternating current (AC) cable system that will enable the integration and transmission of power from the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm to the Danish mainland grid.

As Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm it will help to increase the country’s wind power capacity to over 40 per cent, capable of providing electricity to meet the demand of over 600,000 homes.

The move is in line with Denmark’s Green Energy plan which aims at making the country
fossil fuel free by 2050. The planned 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.