ABB will supply on-shore high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations and the cable system in the German sector that will facilitate the first ever interconnection between the Norwegian and German power grids.
623 kilometers long, the HVDC connection named NordLink will be the longest of its kind in Europe. Once it goes into commercial operation in 2020, it will enable the transmission of 1,400 megawatts of renewable energy.
“We are very pleased to be working on another landmark project that will support the integration of the European energy market,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, according to ABB’s press release.
“The smart combination of renewable power generation – e.g. solar and wind in Germany and hydro-electric in Norway – demonstrates that we can technologically enable a sustainable green energy policy across Europe.”
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