DNV GL completes HVDC GIS test prototype installation

The Netherlands, Arnhem: DNV GL announced the completion of the installation of the 320 kV high-voltage direct-current gas-insulated switchgear (HVDC GIS) prototype at its KEMA High Voltage DC Laboratory in Arnhem, Netherlands.

This event is an important milestone, marking the first time that such equipment will be tested in an independent commercial laboratory, the company’s press statement said.

Later this year long-term testing will commence to independently verify that this HVDC GIS technology is ready for real world application in future offshore HVDC converter stations and switchyards.

The test programme will take over a year and, when finished, provide independently verified evidence of the maturity of the HVDC GIS technology, the company said in the release.

Source: DNV GL