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ABB has won an order worth around US$ 55 million to supply a submarine AC (alternating current) power cable system for the 400MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, located off the coast of Norfolk.
The underwater cables will feed the electricity generated into the UK national grid. The order was received from Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, a company owned by Statoil and Statkraft. ABB will design and supply two 132-kilovolt (kV) three-core AC submarine cables, each 42 km in length, running from the wind farm’s offshore substation to Weybourne Hope, where they will connect to the onshore cables. The submarine cables will be manufactured at ABB’s high-voltage cable factory in Karlskrona, Sweden, and delivery will commence in 2016.
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