Hitachi ABB Power Grids wins Dogger transmission deal

February 19, 2021

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has won the order to connect the third transmission link from from Dogger Bank Wind Farm over 130 km to the UK mainland.

The Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea will have a combined installed generation capacity of 3.6 GW, enough to power six million UK homes.

This new award extends the ongoing delivery of Dogger Bank A and B to include C1

This contract is subject to financial close of the third phase of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which is currently forecast for late 2021.

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is a JV between SSE Renewables and Equinor.

By providing its compact high-voltage direct-current technology, HVDC Light, Hitachi ABB Power Grids continues to shape the offshore power landscape, enabling the efficient transmission and dynamic integration of distant offshore wind power to the onshore grid.

The Dogger Bank Wind Farm will significantly contribute towards the UK government’s goals of sourcing up to 40 GW of offshore wind capacity and cutting emissions by 68% by 2030.

HVDC Light technology is a key enabler for remote wind farms off the coast of the UK.

According to an independent life cycle assessment, the implementation of this pioneering technology will reduce the lifetime CO2 impact by almost two-thirds, compared to previously commissioned installations.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ managing director of its grid integration business Niklas Persson said: “Together, with customers and partners, we are playing a key role in accelerating the energy transition.

“HVDC technology contributes significantly towards a carbon-neutral energy future by enabling the integration of large-scale and remote renewable energy generation.

“Being selected once again underlines our customers’ trust in our world-leading expertise and delivery capabilities.”

Dogger Bank Wind Farm project manager Steve Wilson added: “Confirmation of our collaboration with Hitachi ABB Power Grids on all three phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farm is another important milestone for our world-leading development.

“Working together in an integrated way will enable us to achieve optimum efficiency during the design, procurement and construction work, while the use of market-leading HVDC technology will ensure efficient and reliable transmission of renewable energy for six million UK households once all of the wind farm phases become operational.”