ABB participates in the construction of the first 110 kV offshore wind power booster station in Asia
As an auxiliary equipment for wind farms, China Guangdong Nuclear Power Station is an unmanned booster station equipped with state-of-the-art electrical equipment and aircraft suspension aprons. The booster station is the heart of the entire offshore wind farm. It is responsible for raising the electric power voltage from the offshore wind farm to 110 kV to be integrated into the East China Power Grid. It plays a role in reducing line loss and improving transmission capacity during the entire wind power grid connection process.
ABB cooperated with Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., which is responsible for the installation of wind turbines and ancillary equipment. It provided 160MW volt-ampere transformers, 110kV gas insulation devices, medium voltage switchgear, low-voltage switchgear for the offshore booster station. Reliable customized electrical products such as diesel generator sets, DC systems and uninterruptible power supply systems, station transformers, grounding transformers and resistor cabinets. Among them, a number of products have been specially designed to improve corrosion resistance, anti-condensation performance and anti-vibration ability to better adapt to the wet and windy working environment at sea. The compact GIS saves 90% of the floor space compared to conventional air insulation, making it ideal for installation on offshore platforms where space is limited.
Zhang Jinquan, head of ABB's Grid Business Unit in North Asia and China, said: "We are honored to be able to leverage ABB's extensive experience and leading technology in the wind power industry to support the construction of Asia's first 110 kV offshore booster station. It is one of the key areas of focus for the grid business under the ABB Group's 'new phase' strategy. We hope to participate more in China's fast-growing wind power market in the future and support the development and utilization of China's renewable energy and sustainable economic development."
China is currently the world's largest wind power market and the fastest growing wind power market in the world. According to the China Wind Energy Association, in 2015, China's wind power installed capacity was 30.5 million kilowatts, up 31.5% year-on-year; the cumulative installed capacity was 145 million kilowatts, up 26.6% year-on-year. According to the National Climate Change Plan (2014-2020), China's grid-connected wind power installed capacity will reach 200 million kilowatts by 2020.
As a leading global supplier of wind power products and applications, ABB has participated in the Xiangyang Wind Farm, one of China's largest onshore wind farms, and the first large offshore wind power demonstration project in China, Shanghai Donghai Bridge, over the past few years. Wind farm, China's first offshore intertidal wind farm, Jiangsu Rudong Wind Farm, and China's first offshore wind power project that transmits electricity to the sea via offshore booster station, Xiangshui offshore 200 MW wind farm demonstration project and many other large wind power The construction of the field will support more renewable energy integration in China.
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