14 UHV transformers ordered for Belo Monte transmission link
ABB has won an order worth around $75 million to supply advanced converter transformers for the Belo Monte 800 kV ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link in Brazil.
ABB supplies for the Belo Monte UHVDC link include 14 x 400 MVA, 400 kV converter transformers and other related equipment, the manufacturer said in a press statement.
The 2,518 km link will transmit clean power generated in the north of Brazil, from the Xingu substation to the Rio Substation in the southeast.
It will be capable of transporting up to 4,000 MW of electricity – enough to meet the needs of around ten million people.