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ABB WINS MILLIONS FOR NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY INTERCONNECTINS FOR NORDIC AND BRITISH MARKETS

31-07-2015
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Automation technology company, ABB, has won a $450 million order to link British and Norwegian power grids.

The order, placed by Statnett, the state-owned network operator in Norway, and National Grid, an international electricity and gas utility from the UK looks at increasing security of power supplies for both countries and supporting the integration of renewable wind and hydroelectric power to the networks. 

ABB will supply high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations at both ends of the North Sea Network (NSN) Link between Norway and the UK facilitating critical transmission links to create additional transmission capacity for trading of electricity to enhance energy security and boost renewables.

As part of the order,  ABB will design, engineer, supply and commission two ±525 kV, 1,400 MW converter stations, using its Voltage Source Converter (VSC) technology, called HVDC Light®. One station will be situated in Blyth, UK and one in Kvilldal, Norway.

“We are very pleased to be working with Statnett and National Grid to support the integration of the European energy market,” said ABB Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer.

The NSN link will have the capacity to transmit 1,400 MW of power passing through Norwegian and British waters. The 730 kilometer link will be the world’s longest subsea power interconnection, expected to enter commercial operation in 2021.

The new links will ensure that when production of energy is high and demand is low, it will be trasfered in between the two countries.

“HVDC is a core technology pioneered by ABB and a key business focus in our Next Level strategy. This success also underlines that our Power Systems division is making solid progress on its return to profitable and sustainable growth.” Said Spiesshofer.

President of the ABB Power System division has said that this project is the 18th to be preformed by ABB in Europe and is pleased to be further integrating European energy. 

 

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