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  1. German power link to treble in cost to $16.7bn

    TenneT have confirmed that the cost of the vital Suedlink power transmission link in Germany is to treble in cost. Ulrike Hörchens, press spokesperson for the company told Power Engineering International , “ At the moment we are in an early planning phase and can only roughly estimate the costs for the two DC-projects.  For both projects together we estimate the costs at €14bn to €15bn ($16.7bn).” The increase in costs is due to a decision by the government to use underground cable, because of public resistance to overhead power lines on the landscape. Transmission system operators TenneT with partner TransnetBW are performing the development of the 800 km direct current line, which will provide combined capacity of 4 GW to ship power from the windy north to Germany's industrial south. In a joint statement, the two TSOs published a new possible underground corridor for the power link, calling the new 2025 completion date an "ambitious timetable." In response to a question on how much technical improvisation will have to take place to allow for the decision to go subterranean, Hörchens told Power Engineering International, “Due to our offshore-projects TenneT does have experience in subterranean DC-power lines. Also, we will have some years to prepare for the actual building process which will maybe start in 2021, depending on how fast the approval procedures will be.” There is some concern about a potential energy shortfall due to the change from above to below ground as around 8 GW of nuclear capacity will be closing in the two southern states of Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg in 2022. 

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    Tue, 4 Oct 2016

  2. Siemens to build $450m Ethiopia-Kenya transmission link

    Siemens is constructing a $450m high-voltage direct current transmission link between Ethiopia and Kenya.

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    Thu, 29 Oct 2015

  3. Siemens Receives Order for World’s First 1,100-kV HVDC Transformers

    Siemens will cooperate with local partners to deliver the world’s first 1,100-kV converter transformers for the first and largest high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission link in the world. The converter transformers have a capacity of 587.1 megavoltamperes, making them the most powerful in ...

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    Mon, 11 Jul 2016

  4. ABB to upgrade HVDC power transmission link in U.S.

    ABB will undertake the upgrade and life extension of the converter valves, valve cooling systems, control and protection systems and other related equipment at the converter stations 

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    Tue, 16 Feb 2016

  1. Xcel Energy completes New Mexico-Texas power link

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    Thu, 6 Oct 2016

  2. ABB wins order for transmission link to India hydropower project

    The ABB transmission link would supply hydropower-generated electricity from northeastern India to the city of Agra, covering a distance of about 1,073 miles

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    Wed, 23 Mar 2011

  3. Alstom to build HVDC converter stations for France-Italy transmission link

    Alstom will design, manufacture and commission two converter stations  

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    Fri, 4 Sep 2015

  4. Power news: Alstom to build HVDC VSC converter stations for the France-Italy transmission link

    Alstom will design, manufacture and commission two converter stations containing Alstom’s VSC MaxSineTM Voltage Source Converter technology. 

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    Thu, 3 Sep 2015

  5. Regulatory stance threatens Anglo-French transmission link

    A $549m transmission link that would help to transmit surplus electricity between Britain and France might not go ahead if proposals being put forward by regulators are approved.

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    Wed, 26 Feb 2014

  6. ABB scoops $540m transmission link deal in Brazil

    Swiss company ABB has won orders worth over $540m from Brazil's Abengoa to deliver technology for a power transmission link to be constructed in Brazil.

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    Wed, 29 Jul 2009

  7. ABB wins $700MM order to provide transmission link between offshore wind farms

    ABB has been awarded an order valued at approximately $700 million to provide a HVDC Light transmission link which will connect three North Sea wind farms to the mainland German power grid.

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    Fri, 16 Jul 2010

  8. ABB commissions worlds longest, most powerful transmission link in China

    ABB announces another significant milestone with the commissioning of the Xiangjiaba-Shanghai project in China, the world’s first ultrahigh-voltage direct current transmission link to go into commercial operation.

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    Mon, 19 Jul 2010

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