ABB wins €270M order for UK-France power link

ABB has won an order worth €270 million from the UK grid operator National Grid and Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE), the French network owner and operator, to provide HVDC (high-voltage direct current) technology that will help interconnect the electricity networks of France and the UK, the company said in a press release.

For the project, ABB will provide the two HVDC Light converter stations, to be located in France and England, which will be linked with a subsea cable.

This interconnection project further integrates the UK and French electricity markets. With a capacity of 1,000 MW the link will run from Chilling, Hampshire, on the southern coast of England to Tourbe in northern France, covering a distance of 240 kilometres across the English Channel.

Source: ABB