ABB has secured a $54m order for an underground and underwater power link that will connect
ABB will supply the cable for the high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link that is scheduled for completion in 2010, creating the country’s first nationwide electricity network. The contract was awarded by Energinet.dk, the state-owned operator of the Danish gas and electricity transmission networks.
The 58km power link with a capacity of 600 megawatts will run underwater for 32km and underground for the rest of the stretch. ABB says it will stabilise power supplies on both sides of the strait that divides the two halves of the grid.
The cable will connect
ABB pioneered HVDC technology in the 1950s and its projects include the world’s longest land cable, the 180km Murraylink in