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AREVA T&D Awarded First High-Voltage Direct Current Contract in China

Sep 10, 2007 - National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

AREVA‘s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) division has signed a multi-million Euro contract to supply H400 high-voltage direct current (HVDC) thyristor valves to interconnect the Chinese and Russian power grids.

The contract, which is the first of its kind awarded to AREVA T&D in China, is with the Xuji Group Corporation and China Electric Power Research Institute for the end customer, State Grid of China Corporation.

The valves will be installed in the Sino-Russian converter station located in China’s Heilongjiang province. To overcome the countries’ grid incompatibility, the station will convert alternate current into direct current. The project will begin in 2008.

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