Power and automation technologies provider ABB has won an order worth more than $400 million from E.ON Netz to supply equipment that will connect the world's largest offshore wind farm to the German grid.
ABB will connect the 400MW Borkum-2 park using its innovative and environmentally friendly HVDC light (high-voltage direct current) transmission technology, which gives utilities complete control over the power supply and increases grid stability. Located more than 100km off the German coast in the North Sea, it will be the most remote wind farm in the world.
Peter Leupp, head of ABB’s power systems division, said: Linking renewable sources of power to the grid can be challenging due to environmental conditions and the distance involved. This project highlights how renewable power sources can be integrated to help combat climate change.