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Ørsted and Vattenfall form deeper connection

A cable between Danish offshore wind farms Horns Rev 2 & 3 will ensure that the facilities can provide mutual support when taken offline.

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It is alway nice to have friendly neighbors, the kind that water one's flowers or take the dog for a walk during vacation – or step in when there are problems with one's 400 kV high-voltage cables.

That latter case exemplifies a new neighborliness established between Ørsted and Vattenfall off Denmark's southwestern coast. The two utilities own Horns Rev 2 and Horns Rev 4, respectively, and have now laid an eight-kilometer connection between the facilities to provide mutual support in case an export cable from one of the wind farms is interrupted.

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