ABB secures $580m power transmission order in
Dec 27, 2010 - Energy Business
ABB has won orders worth around $580m
from Svenska Kraftnat of Sweden and LITGRID turtas
of Lithuania to supply a new power transmission link
between the Nordic and Baltic regions.
The company will deliver a high-voltage direct
current (HVDC) transmission system comprising
stations and cable to transmit 700MW of electricity
across a distance of more than 400km.
ABB will design, engineer, supply and commission
two 700MW, ±300kV converter stations using
its HVDC Light technology, one in Nybro, Sweden,
and the other in Klaipeda, Lithuania.
The order also includes the supply and installation
of two 300kV underwater cables, each 400km long,
and land cables of the same voltage in Sweden and
The system is capable of being integrated into a
future pan-European grid with the evolution of the
DC grid concept, ABB said.
The project will be supported by EU funding and
is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015.