During the project, ABB will design, engineer, supply and commission the 25 km 220 kV AC submarine cable and 32 km of underground cabling, as well as cable joints, accessories and terminations.
Located on the Burbo Flats in Liverpool Bay, the wind farm receives the full force of the wind from the Irish Sea, making it an ideal site for offshore wind generation. The extension will be located to the west of the existing operational wind farm and will generate enough electricity to power more than 170,000 homes.
“Offshore wind is making an increasing contribution to boost the share of renewables in Europe’s energy mix and this project will support the UK government’s efforts in this area,” said Claudio Facchin, head of ABB’s Power Systems division. “ABB has considerable experience in executing such projects and the technologies to support the efficient integration of renewables into the grid.”