Siemens and Mortenson complete HVDC converter stations in Canada

Canada, Manitoba: The consortium of Siemens and Mortenson has completed the ±500 kV Bipole III HVDC power converter stations for customer Manitoba Hydro, German company said in the press release.

The Bipole III converter stations include the Keewatinohk Converter Station in northern Manitoba near Hudson Bay, and the Riel Converter Station near Winnipeg in the southern region of the province.

For the project, the consortium was responsible for the turnkey supply of the HVDC converter equipment and associated facilities, with Siemens delivering the system design and the manufacturing, supply and commissioning of the core HVDC technology and equipment.

The converter stations are an integral part of the Manitoba Hydro Bipole III transmission project, which will act as an electricity highway, strengthening the reliability of Manitoba’s electricity supply by reducing dependence on existing HVDC transmission lines.

Source: Siemens