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ABB to work on $100m subsea cable for Denmark's largest offshore wind farm

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ABB got an order worth over $100 million from Energinet.dk, the Danish transmission system operator, to build an alternating current (AC) cable system that will enable the integration and transmission of power from the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm to the mainland grid.

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

Wind energy is a cornerstone of Denmark's Green Energy plan to become fossil fuel free by 2050. The planned 600MW 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.


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