Friday, 22 August 2014
masthead+quote+image
Advanced search

ABB awarded $75m refurbishment orders

ABB has won orders worth around $75m from Hydro-Québec, the utility in eastern Canada, and National Grid, the utility in New England, USA, to refurbish three high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations.

The multi-terminal HVDC link between Québec and New England was the world’s first such link to be put into service between 1990 and 1992. ABB will now replace the 20-year-old control and protection systems with the newest modular advanced control systems (MACH) for HVDC equipment.

The link has a total transfer capacity of 2,000 megawatts of power and spans a distance of 1,500km from the La Grande II hydroelectric generating complex near James Bay in eastern Canada, via Nicolet, a substation located on the south shore of the St-Lawrence river, down to Sandy Pond, near Boston, Massachusetts in the US.


Have your say

Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory

My saved stories (Empty)

You have no saved stories

Save this article