Alstom wins HVDC contract worth around ?240 Million in Sweden

Alstom Grid has been awarded a contract worth approximately ?240 million by the Swedish utility Svenska Kraftnät for the 1440 MW South-West Link. The project will connect Barkeryd in central Sweden to Hurva in southern Sweden, using High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology. The contract is registered in the third quarter of Alstom?s fiscal year 2011/2012.

This transmission project will use Alstom Grid?s HVDC MaxSineTM Voltage Source Converter (VSC) technology. Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will supply HVDC converter stations at both ends, as well as control and protection, converter transformers, switchyard equipment, construction and project management.

The South-West Link project is forecasted for completion at the end of 2014.

The main Alstom units involved in the project will be the HVDC Centre of Excellence in Stafford (UK), Västerås unit (Sweden) for sites activities and Paris unit (France) for overall project management and engineering.

?We are proud to have won this new HVDC VSC project which represents a major step forward in our long-term ambitions. Svenska Kraftnät is one of the most advanced utilities in terms of HVDC integration around the world. It reinforces our position as a major manufacturer in the HVDC market and supports our commitment to provide turnkey solutions to our customers, based on the latest technologies,? said Grégoire Poux-Guillaume, Alstom Grid President.

Alstom Grid has been providing HVDC solutions for 50 years and is one of the pioneers of this type of technology. The Group?s high voltage valve and control technology has been used for HVDC transmission schemes worldwide, from Ningdong-Shandong, the highest rated 660 kV scheme in China, to the Rio Madeira project in Brazil, the world?s longest HVDC link.
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Posted by Gisela Bühl | 2012-01-03