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ABB to supply transformers for new UK wind farm

6/12/2015 ABB

 Switzerland, Zurich:  ABB has won an order to provide substations and related power infrastructure for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm situated off the Sussex coast, as well as the onshore substation to efficiently integrate the new wind farm into the country’s transmission grid.

As part of the order, ABB will be responsible for the supply of transformers and the turnkey delivery of the onshore substation, including high-voltage air-insulated switchgear (AIS), gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), substation automation as well as control and protection systems, states the company in the press release.

ABB will also supply medium-voltage switchgear, power transformers and protection and control systems for the offshore platform, as well as two new switchgear bays with control and protection equipment for the National Grid’s nearby substation at Bolney, receiving power from the new wind farm.

The 400 MW project is being built by energy company E.ON, in partnership with the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB).The wind farm, scheduled for completion in 2018, will be situated off the Sussex coast between Worthing and Brighton and will include 116 turbines, with the nearest located 13 kilometres from shore.

Source: ABB