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Hitachi ABB Power Grids signs contract for the world’s largest offshore wind farm

Switzerland, Zurich: Pioneering HVDC Light® technology will enable Dogger Bank Wind Farm to support UK’s clean electricity demand.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has announced on 17 February that it has won another major order from Dogger Bank Wind Farm to connect the third transmission link from the world’s largest offshore wind farm over 130 km to the UK mainland.

The Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea will have a combined installed generation capacity of 3.6 GW, enough to power six million UK homes.

Dogger Bank Wind Farm has been developed as a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor (50:50). Eni will take a 20 % stake in the first two phases, subject to regulatory and lender approvals of Eni’s agreement to enter the joint venture which are due in early 2021.

The Dogger Bank Wind Farm will significantly contribute towards the UK government’s goals of sourcing up to 40 GW of offshore wind capacity and cutting emissions by 68 % by 2030.

“Together, with customers and partners, we are playing a key role in accelerating the energy transition,” said Niklas Persson, Managing Director of Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ Grid Integration business. “HVDC technology contributes significantly towards a carbon-neutral energy future by enabling the integration of large-scale and remote renewable energy generation,” he added. “Being selected once again underlines our customers’ trust in our world-leading expertise and delivery capabilities.”

“This is an important milestone for Dogger Bank Wind Farm,” said Halfdan Brustad, Vice President for Dogger Bank at Equinor. “Using HVDC technology is a competitive solution for offshore wind at a long distance from shore, and this will be the first offshore HVDC solution in the UK, opening up new markets and opportunities. The appointment of Hitachi ABB Power Grids demonstrates cross industry collaboration, bringing best expertise into a successful Dogger Bank delivery.”

 

Source: Hitachi ABB Power Grids