ABB and Prysmian win Horns Rev cable contracts

DENMARK: The Danish government has chosen ABB and Prysmian to supply the cables for the planned Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm.

ABB will supply the offshore cables
ABB will supply the offshore cables

ABB will supply and install the offshore transmission cables for the 400MW project. The contract is for the burying of 33 kilometres of cable at a cost of DKK 215 million (EUR 28.8 million).

Prysmian on the other hand will only supply, and not install, the onshore cables for the project, which will stretch around 50 kilometres. The contract is worth DKK 82 million.

The submarine cable will be manufactured at ABB's cable factory in Karlskrona, Sweden, while the onshore cables will be made in Pikkala in Finland.

Responsibility for completing the transmission network for the project lies with government-owned energy infrastructure company It handed out these contracts as the result of a competitive tender process.

The transmission network is due to be completed by 2016 at a cost of DKK 1.5 billion. said that it expects to enter into contracts on other major system components, such as transformers and the platform, by the end of the year.

The project is currently being progressed by the Danish government, with a developer yet to be selected. Pre-qualification for prospective developers closes on 23 April.

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