ABB’s 90 transformers for offshore wind farm
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ABB’s Power Grids business has been selected by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a leading global wind turbine manufacturer, to deliver its WindSTAR transformers to the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm, located 33 km off the east coast of England, which will power up to one million homes.
ABB’s high-performance WindSTAR power transformers are designed to fit inside the wind turbine and can withstand strong vibrations, sudden movements and variable electrical loading, typical of wind power. This lightweight transformer is energy efficient and made with biodegradable and safe ester insulation fluid.
MHI Vestas will deliver 90 wind turbines for the wind farm and ABB’s WindSTAR transformers will be installed in each turbine. A joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, MHI Vestas’ mission is to develop offshore wind as an economically viable and sustainable energy resource to benefit future generations.