ABB HVDC Technology Aids Offshore Wind Power Transmission

Press Release
Monday, April 15, 2013

World’s most powerful HVDC Light® sets new record voltage level of ±320 kV- more than 50 per cent higher than existing record.

The HVDC Light converter station was energized at the Dörpen West substation in northern Germany, for the Dutch-German transmission system operator, TenneT. This station is the receiving end of the DolWin1 transmission link, which will integrate 800 MW of offshore wind power generated in the North Sea into the European transmission system and will operate at the new record voltage level of +/-320 kilovolts (kV).

HVDC Light is a manifestation of HVDC that helps to address the needs of underground and subsea transmission and ABB leads the way in this technology, having delivered more than 20 such converter stations.

The advance was made possible by developments in converter technology, a new valve concept, enhanced semiconductor performance and advanced control systems. It will provide further impetus to the evolution of multi-terminal systems and interconnected HVDC grids, where ABB recently removed a major technology stumbling block with the announcement of its hybrid HVDC breaker development.

HVDC Light continues to be a preferred solution for long-distance underground and underwater power links and interconnections. This technology is increasingly being deployed across a range of applications including integration of renewable energies from land-based and offshore wind farms, mainland power supply to islands and offshore oil and gas platforms, city center in-feeds where space is a major constraint and cross-border interconnections that often connect across the seas. The ability of this technology to meet grid code compliance ensures robust network connections regardless of application.

“This latest achievement reinforces our leading position in HVDC transmission and our commitment to the ongoing development of this key technology,” said Hanspeter Faessler, Head of ABB’s Grid Systems business, a part of the company’s Power Systems division. “ABB is uniquely positioned in this sector with manufacturing capability for converters, cables and semiconductors - the major HVDC components.”
 


Technology

JSMEA to Host Smart Ship Seminar at SMM

Onboard and ashore, IoT application services, which rely on ships’ onboard equipment data, have become increasingly prevalent throughout the maritime industry.

Evoqua to Launch Updated MGPS at SMM

Evoqua Water Technologies will launch an updated version of its Chloropac Marine Growth Prevention System (MGPS) at maritime trade show SMM Hamburg on September 6, 2016.

Caterpillar, SpecTec Optimize Ship Maintenance

Caterpillar Marine Asset Intelligence has announced a new project with maintenance management specialist SpecTec focused on optimizing ship maintenance.  This joint

Offshore

Are We on the Crest of an Offshore Wind Wave?

This time last year, when we were preparing to host ABN AMRO’s inaugural international seminar on offshore wind the imminent Borssele offshore wind tender in the Netherlands was a hot topic.

Brazil May Open Petrobras Subsalt Area to Other Companies

Brazil may allow companies besides Petrobras to bid for the right to produce extra oil from areas it sold to the state-led oil company in 2010, the head of the

Vallianz Rejects Payment Request from Swiber Managers

Vallianz Holdings, which provides support vessels for the oil industry, said on Wednesday it had refused a request from the judicial managers of shareholder Swiber Holdings to pay around $63.

Energy

Are We on the Crest of an Offshore Wind Wave?

This time last year, when we were preparing to host ABN AMRO’s inaugural international seminar on offshore wind the imminent Borssele offshore wind tender in the Netherlands was a hot topic.

US Oil Output Seen on the Rise

Large U.S. shale oil companies, flush with cash raised through stock offerings, are gobbling up properties in the Permian Basin straddling Texas and New Mexico, a trend that could boost U.

Global Maritime Completes Njord A Disconnection and Tow to Shore

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has successfully

Wind Power

Are We on the Crest of an Offshore Wind Wave?

This time last year, when we were preparing to host ABN AMRO’s inaugural international seminar on offshore wind the imminent Borssele offshore wind tender in the Netherlands was a hot topic.

3sun CEO Chairs Offshore Wind SIG

3sun Group, specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry, is reinforcing its ongoing commitment to the offshore wind industry with

DNV GL Backs John Laing on First Offshore Wind Investment

DNV GL successfully completed its due diligence work of the offshore wind farm “Nordergründe” in the North Sea, reviewing and quantifying the technical risks of the project.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0885 sec (11 req/sec)