Areva T&D to supply HVDC systems in China
May 7, 2009 - Datamonitor
Areva's Transmission and Distribution
division has been awarded, in partnership with China
Electric Power Research Institute, a contract to
supply high voltage direct current systems for projects
interconnecting the Ningdong and Shangdong regions
in north-east China and the Three Gorges Dam to
The contract, worth E100 millions,
has been signed with the State Grid of China. The
systems will be delivered in December 2010.
High voltage direct current (HVDC)
technology connects power networks and transmits
large amounts of electricity over long distances
with minimal losses, according to Areva.
With plans to transmit more than 130GW
of electricity over the next five to 10 years, Areva
expects great demand for HVDC technology in China.