) has recently received a contract for developing grid connection
and providing supporting infrastructure for U.K.-based
Vattenfall's Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project. This wind farm is
one of the largest onshore production facilities in England and
Wales. The financial value of the deal was not disclosed.
This wind farm scheduled to be operational in 2016 will
consist of 76 turbines, having a production capacity of 228
megawatts electricity. The scope of the contract entails ABB to
provide core components of the project including design and
construction of a couple of new substations and a set of
equipment supplies for supporting the stability of grid
These include a compact 132 kilovolt (kV) PASS (Plug And
Switch System), hybrid switchgear and STATCOM (Voltage Source
Converter based reactive power compensation) units.
Additionally, ABB will also provide supply transfers to
increase the voltage gradually from 33kV to 400kV that will be
transmitted to the National Electricity Transmission System. The
two substations will be connected with a 9.2 km underground wire.
They will also have IEC 61850 substation automation.
This wind farm is expected to support the increasing demand
for power in a reliable way by effective use of transmission
grid. These two substations are at the core of the whole system,
facilitating safe and secure transmission of power along with
deft management of the voltage levels. The substations are so
designed that their equipment will be protecting and controlling
the flow of power across the grid.
ABB, a global leader in power and automation technologies,
currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some other players
within the sector that are worth mentioning include
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