Hard on the heels of a multi-million pound contract for the turbines for the Hornsea Project Two offshore windfarm, developer Ørsted has placed orders for the foundations and grid technology for the project.
In June 2018, the Danish developer place an order with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the turbines for the Hornsea Project Two offshore windfarm.
A contract for a total of 165 monopile foundations has now been placed with EEW Special Pipe Constructions and ABB has won orders worth more than US$150 million to supply a range of technologies that will help integrate and transmit electricity from Hornsea Project Two.
ABB’s orders are the first tranche of a global five-year frame agreement for the supply of electrical and automation equipment for offshore and onshore wind power connection and integration to the grid.
ABB will supply its Static Var Compensation (SVC) Light technology with ABB Ability MACH control systems, high voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), transformers, reactors and harmonic filters. It will also be responsible for the engineering, supply, project management and commissioning of the digital control and protection systems for the onshore substation and two offshore platform substations.