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  1. ABB completes HVDC link upgrade in Canada supporting transmission of renewables

    ABB has completed a major upgrade of the 350 megawatt (MW) Madawaska high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link that connects the grids of Québec and New Brunswick in southeast Canada. The back-to-back converter station has been in operation for more than 30 years and the modernization is expected to significantly improve grid reliability and help reduce maintenance needs. The project, executed for the leading power utility Hydro-Québec, includes the installation of ABB’s latest generation MACH control and protection system and enhancement of the valves and associated cooling system. ABB has significant experience in the upgrade of HVDC links around the world, as many such installations are coming of age and this is the 23rd major HVDC modernization project awarded to ABB since 1990. ABB’s MACH system offers a high degree of integration capability to handle control and protection functions and designed to run around the clock for decades. It is the world's most extensively deployed control solution for HVDC and Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems (FACTS) installations, with over 1,100 such systems in operation throughout the world. ABB pioneered HVDC technology more than 60 years ago and has been awarded over 110 HVDC projects, representing a total installed capacity of more than 120,000 megawatts, accounting for around half the global installed base. ABB remains at the forefront of HVDC innovation and is uniquely positioned in the power sector with in-house manufacturing capability for all key components of HVDC systems. Hydro-Québec has been generating, transmitting and distributing electricity for over half a century. It is Canada’s leading electric utility and among the biggest in North America. Over 40 percent of Canada’s water resources are in Québec and Hydro-Québec has developed this potential to become one of the world’s largest hydropower producers, using water to generate over 99 percent of its electricity.

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    Wed, 18 Jan 2017

  2. ABB Wins $100 Million Order for HVDC Upgrade

    The station, commissioned in 1970 north of Los Angeles, is a key part of the electricity link between the Pacific Northwest and southern California.

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    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

  3. ABB to build transmission 'mega project' in India

    New link across over 1,800 km will be capable of bringing electricity to more than 80 million people

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    Wed, 11 Jan 2017

  4. ABB wins $100 million order to upgrade historic HVDC link in the U.S.

    ABB won an order worth more than $100 million from the U.S. utility LADWP 

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    Wed, 11 Jan 2017

  1. NTPC’s installed capacity exceeds 48 GW

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    Wed, 28 Dec 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. 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.

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    Tue, 4 Oct 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

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