GE wins $320M HVDC contract in South Korea

Korea, Seoul: GE Power has been awarded a $320 million contract through its joint venture, KAPES, by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) to provide equipment and deliver a 4 GW HVDC transmission link from the power complex located East of South Korea, to Seoul’s metropolitan area.

ABB successfully tests Canadian HVDC link

Canada: ABB has successfully tested the Maritime Link – an HVDC link that will enable Canadian electric utility Emera to exchange electricity between the Island of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

HVDC converter station market to be worth $11.57B by 2022

A new market report titled “HVDC Converter Station Market by Configuration (Monopolar, Bi-Polar, Back-to-Back, Multi-Terminal), Technology (LCC, VSC), Component (Valve, Converter Transformer, Harmonic Filter, Reactor), Power Rating, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022" projects that the market will grow at a CAGR of 7.92%, from 2017 to 2022.

ABB wins $30M order for HVDC link upgrade in Congo

ABB has won an order worth more than $30 million from Société nationale d'électricité (SNEL), the national electricity company of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for a partial upgrade of the Inga-Kolwezi high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission link.

Siemens and Sumitomo Electric win HVDC order in India

Germany: A consortium between Siemens and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. has been awarded an HVDC order from Indian transmission operator Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID) to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system.