ABB wins $1bn order to connect European grids

Engineering group ABB has won an order worth $1 billion, its largest ever, to supply a power link connecting wind farms in the North Sea to the German grid. Becoming […]

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By Tom Gibson

Engineering group ABB has won an order worth $1 billion, its largest ever, to supply a power link connecting wind farms in the North Sea to the German grid.

Becoming operational in 2015, ABB say the network will help avoid more than 3 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year and will be able to supply more than 1.5 million households with wind-generated electricity.

In March ABB took a stake in German alternative energy firm Novatec Solar.