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ABB has won an order from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply its WindSTAR transformers for installation in wind turbines on the 950MW Moray East wind farm offshore Scotland. Under the project, 100 transformers manufactured in ABB’s transformer factory in Vaasa, Finland, will be supplied for Moray Offshore Renewable Power’s Moray East offshore wind project. […]
EDS HV Group has secured a operations and maintenance contract by Equitix Investment Management for the offshore transmission assets at the Greater Gabbard wind farm. Under the 15-year contract, EDS will provide a full turnkey solution for two offshore platforms, the onshore substation and grid connection at the 500MW project in Lowestoft, the UK, to help fulfill the output […]
NKT's Board of Directors has appointed ABB's Alexander Kara as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President. The new executive will join the Danish company on 1 August, when he will take the place of Roland M. Andersen, who is interim CEO. At ABB, Kara is currently holding the position of Senior Vice President, HUB Business […]
EDS HV Group has completed the connection and testing during a planned outage at the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm in the UK. EDS was in charge of re-connecting and testing the inter-array cable on the IG substation during the planned outage. The company said it worked with four contractors, who completed planned works at […]
ABB has won an order worth over USD 20 million from MHI Vestas to supply its WindSTAR power transformers for the 9.5MW turbines due to be installed at the Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has contracted ABB to deliver its WindSTAR transformers specifically designed for floating wind turbines for the WindFloat Atlantic project offshore Portugal.
ABB has won orders worth over USD 150 million from Danish energy company Ørsted to supply a range of technologies that will help integrate and transmit energy from the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm to the UK grid.
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has awarded ABB with a contract to equip a wind farm service operation vessel (SOV) which once built will operate on the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in the UK.
Altitec has completed lightning damage inspection and repairs at the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm as part of its maintenance work at the site.
The high-voltage activities acquired from ABB have driven an increase in NKT's Q3 2017 revenue, which was at EUR 303.2 million, EUR 106.9 million more than in Q3 2016. Looking at the first nine months, NKT posted a revenue of EUR 776.5 million, compared with EUR 559.7 million reported for the same period in 2016.
Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (GGOWL) has extended the service contract with Siemens Gamesa for the 504MW offshore wind farm featuring 140 SWT-3.6-107 turbines. The new contract will run until 2022.
Inocean AS has acquired all of the outstanding shares in ABB Inocean AB and has renamed the company Inocean AB.
ABB will install Onboard DC Grid power distribution onboard Louis Dreyfus Armateurs' (LDA) wind farm Service Operation Vessel (SOV) to enable the cost-efficient integration of batteries.
ABB has won a USD 30 million (approx. EUR 26 million) order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light® Static Compensators (STATCOMs) to enable voltage stabilisation and enhanced power quality for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.
ABB has delivered five new WindSTAR transformers to MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, to be deployed at the world's first 66 kV offshore wind farm in the UK - the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator.
ABB has commissioned and delivered the DolWin2 offshore wind transmission link to the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT.
Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Ltd (GGOWL), a joint venture between SSE and Innogy, has awarded Seacat Services with a long-term contract to provide operations and maintenance support at the 140-turbine Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm.
National Grid UK and France's Réseau de Transport d'Electricité (RTE) have awarded contracts with a combined value of around EUR 620 million for the supply of cables and converter stations for the 1,000MW IFA2 interconnector.
ABB completed the divestment of its high-voltage cables and cable accessories businesses to NKT Cables, on Wednesday, 1 March.
ABB’s PCS6000 medium voltage wind turbine converter has received product certification from the China General Certification Center, CGC.
The European Commission has cleared unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of ABB's high voltage cable business and power cable accessories business by nkt after concluding that the merged entity would continue to face effective competition in Europe.
The 916MW DolWin2 offshore grid connection has been re-energized much sooner than expected following cable repairs undertaken by ABB, TenneT TSO's spokesperson confirmed to Offshore WIND. DolWin2 has been back in operation since Saturday, 7 January, the spokesperson said. ABB was initially expected to complete remediation works on cable components by 27 March. DolWin2 had been out of action […]
SSE has awarded ENGIE Fabricom the first phase of a project to remediate grout connection subsidence between the pile and transition pieces on the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm. Initial development work will take place in the last quarter of 2016 at ENGIE Fabricom’s Middlesbrough facilities to develop working methods before mobilisation to Lowestoft for […]
ABB has presented a new, compact, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) solution for offshore wind which is said to cut the weight and the volume of an offshore platform by more than half and eliminate the need for alternating current (AC) substation platforms. ABB's new HVDC solution eliminates the need for AC platforms since the wind turbine generators can now […]
The Technology and Construction Court in London has ruled that cracking discovered on some of the 140 monopiles built by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Ltd (ZPMC) for the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm ''was largely a result of various failures by ZPMC to maintain correct preheat temperature of the welds to the monopiles.'' The Facts Fluor […]