ABB, Cobra consortium wins $330M HVDC converter station contract

ABB has won a contract to supply high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations in Tajikistan and Pakistan as part of a $330 million order to be executed as a consortium project with Spanish EPC company, Cobra.

As part of the Central Asia-South Asia (CASA) 1000 project, the three HVDC converter stations will enable the efficient transmission of renewable hydropower over 800 kilometres from generation sites in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan to high consumption areas in Pakistan, ABB stated in the press release.

The CASA-1000 link will have the capacity to transmit 1,300 MW of electricity at 500 kV.

Source: ABB