ABB to supply equipment to SGCC power project

Power and automation technologies company ABB has won an order worth approximately $120m (£73.76m) to engineer and supply key equipment for the Jinping-Sunan 800kV Ultra High Voltage Direct Current (UHVDC) power transmission project of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC).

The system and key equipment will be designed in close cooperation with SGCC and local Chinese partners and ABB will also supply key components for both converter stations, including converter valves, the control and protection system and DC yard equipment.

As separately announced, ABB has also been selected to supply the 800kV UHVDC transformers for both converter stations.

The 2,090km power link will transport clean hydropower from Sichuan province in central-western China to the highly industrialised coastal area in the eastern province of Jiangsu.