ABB wins $16 million for wind farm

ABB, the power and automation technology group, has won a contract worth $16 million to supply the power cables to Lillgrund offshore wind farm in Sweden.


ABB has won a contract worth $16 million to supply the power cables to Lillgrund offshore wind farm in Sweden. The installation is expected to generate about 330 gigawatt/hours (GWh) per year, enough electricity to power about 60,000 homes.



Lillgrund is the largest offshore wind farm in Sweden. ABB won the order from Siemens Wind Power in Denmark to deliver more than 33 kilometres of single core AC cable and armoured three core AC cable with integrated optical fibre, supplied by ABB’s high voltage cable and accessories production facilities in Sweden.



Project scope includes underground and submarine XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) insulated cables, cable laying and cable installation. ABB will supply and install six-kilometre-long, 145-kilovolt (kV) underground cable, and 27-kilometre-long 145 kV and 36 kV submarine cables to interconnect 48, 2.3-megawatt wind turbines, and transmit the power generated to the Swedish mainland.


Swedish Vattenfall’s offshore wind farm Lillgrund is in Öresund, off the south coast of Sweden. The installation will be ready at the end of summer 2007.