Alstom’s first 800 kV HVDC converter transformer passes FAT test in China

China: Alstom’s very first 800 kV HVDC converter transformer passed factory acceptance tests (FAT) in Shandong, China.

This converter transformer, the highest voltage level yet for Alstom, will enable State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) to power part of the Jinping to Sunan 2,090 km long UHVDC power link. The link will transport clean hydropower from generating stations in central western China across to the industrialised coastal area in eastern China.

The transformer was designed by Alstom Grid’s leading HDVC experts, based in Stafford, UK and engineers working out of Alstom’s Wuhan factory in eastern central China. All the critical materials were supplied by Alstom and the production at SPECO was also supervised by Alstom.

“Alstom is delighted to achieve such a significant milestone.This reinforces our leadership in the transformer market, and paves the way for tomorrow’s electrical grid, which will be flexible, efficient, and sustainable – an integral part of a smart infrastructure.“ said Lars Martinsson, Vice President of the Power Transformers Product line at Alstom Grid.

Source: Alstom
Image: HVDC converter transformer by Alstom (Copyright)