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Cable error disconnects 209 MW offshore wind farm in Denmark

Turbines at sea. Author: Andreas Klinke Johannsen. License: Creative Commons, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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October 19 (SeeNews) - The cable to Dong Energy’s 209-MW Horns Rev 2 offshore wind farm in Danish waters went out of service after midnight on October 19 due to an error.

Danish national transmission system operator Energinet.dk said in a statement it is working to determine where the cable fault occurred. It is still too early to say what the cause was and when the cable would be fixed and capable of transporting power, the TSO added.

The cable connecting 91 Siemens turbines to land is 42-km (26-mile) long. The offshore wind farm has been operational since 2009.

In early 2015 Dong’s 400-MW Anholt wind farm went offline for about a month due to another subsea cable error that occurred on February 21. The replacement of parts of that cable will commence in late October or in November, Energinet.dk said recently.

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