The permitting process begins for the electricity interconnection project between Spain and France via the Bay of Biscay

The new 370 km link will be the first submarine interconnection between the two countries Its commissioning is planned for 2025 and it has an approximate budget of 1,750 million euros Red Eléctrica de España and its French counterpart Réseau de Transport d’Électricité have begun the public consultation of the project for the electricity interconnection between Spain and France via the Bay of Biscay, in accordance with European requirements that require a process of public participation in the initial processing stage of trans-European energy infrastructure. The new 370 km long electricity link will strengthen the interconnection capacity between Spain and France, as well as that of the Iberian system with

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ABB wins $30 million order to upgrade Nordic HVDC link

ABB AbilityTM MACHTM control system will boost energy exchange in upgrade of Sweden-Denmark Konti-Skan link ABB has won an order worth around $30 million from Svenska Kraftnät in Sweden and Energinet in Denmark. ABB will upgrade the control and protection system for the Konti-Skan high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link with its latest ABB Ability MACH technology. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2017. The Konti-Skan transmission link was built 52 years ago as the first interconnection between Sweden and Denmark enabling electricity exchange. This provided the benefits of a shared grid with additional features from the HVDC system, which has enabled the exchange of renewable hydropower

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ABB wins $30 million order for HVDC power link upgrade in Africa

Upgrade to boost transmission capacity and supply clean hydro power while strengthening grid reliability in Democratic Republic of the Congo ABB has won an order worth more than $30 million from Société nationale d’électricité (SNEL), the national electricity company of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for a partial upgrade of the Inga-Kolwezi high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission link. The contract is part of the FRIPT project financed by Glencore and managed by Congo Energy, a subsidiary of Forrest Group International. The link transmits power from the Inga hydropower station on the Congo River to the mining district of Katanga in the south-east of the country. It also

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ABB selected for a €270 million order for UK-France power link

ABB is awarded the HVDC converter stations for the IFA2 interconnection 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 key HVDC (high-voltage direct current) technology that will help interconnect the electricity networks of France and the UK. ABB will participate in the interconnection project, which further integrates the UK and French electricity markets. With a capacity of 1,000 megawatts, the link will run from Chilling, Hampshire, on the southern coast of England to Tourbe in northern France, covering a distance of 240 kilometers across the English Channel. ABB will

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GE substations to strengthen power infrastructure in Southern Region of Saudi Arabia

GE to deliver 4 new 132kv substations, two in Asir region, another two in Jazan region apart from upgrading the four existing 132kv substations in southern operating area of Saudi Electricity Company (SEC). With a total installed capacity of 1,933 MVA, the substations support goals of Saudi National Vision 2030 to drive reliable supply of electricity. National Grid SA entered a contract with GE (NYSE: GE) to support the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in meeting the growing demand for electricity by supplying four new electricity substations on a turnkey basis and upgrade four others, in Southern Region. With a total capacity of 1,933 MVA, the substations will enable power delivery

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KEPCO – GE sign an MOU to cooperate to lead digital solutions for HVDC

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and GE announced today that they have signed an MOU to establish infrastructure for High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) in Bitgaram Energy Valley in Naju city. Representatives from KEPCO, Hwan Eik Cho, CEO, Bong Soo Moon EVP & Chief Power Grid Officer, joined the signing ceremony together with Jeff Immelt Chairman & CEO, GE and Chris Khang CEO, GE Korea. The global market for HVDC, now valued at around US$6B, is set to reach approximately US$15B by 2026. Today, both companies have agreed to cooperate on localizing the newer HVDC technology. Bitgaram Energy Valley will be leveraged further as the HVDC test bed with investments

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Siemens wins order for HVDC link between Great Britain and France

ElecLink interconnector to increase the existing interconnection capacity between the two countries by 50 percent Interconnector will foster energy exchanges, thus providing increased reliability and security to consumers throughout Europe ElecLink is one of the European Commission’s projects of common interest Siemens has been awarded an order to supply a link between the French and British power grids. The customer is ElecLink Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel SE. The “ElecLink” high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link will enhance power supply reliability in both countries and promote the integration of renewable energy sources into the power grid. Siemens will supply the two HVDC converter stations at both sides of the

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Abengoa selected to develop a transmission line in Chile

Transelec SA has awarded the consortium made up of Abengoa and Kipreos Ingenieros, the project of constructing a 500 kV line, as well as different works on two substations. The project is worth approximately $93 million. 20 February, 2017 – Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, in consortium with Kipreos Ingenieros, has been selected to develop a 500 kV high voltage new transmission line, in addition to a number of works to be undertaken on two electric substations in Chile. The contract is awarded by Transelec, the country’s main supplier of high voltage systems and is worth

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The EU will invest 6.2 million euros in electrical interconnections between Spain and France

The European Union will invest 6.2 million euros to carry out a study on electrical interconnections between the French region of Aquitaine and the community of the Basque Country, as announced by the European Commission on Friday. The money will go to an additional study of the project “Gulf of Biscay”, said the Community Executive, which integrates the funding of this initiative within a total program of € 444 million investment in energy infrastructure in the EU as a whole Has received the approval of the Member States. The Vice-President of the EC and European Commissioner for Energy Union, Maros Sefcovic, in a statement stressed the importance of such projects

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ScottishPower Renewables agrees contract with Nexans and DeepOcean for East Anglia ONE export cable

ScottishPower Renewables has agreed a contract with Nexans and Darlington-based DeepOcean to fabricate and install the export cables for the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm. The contract will safeguard 150 jobs in Darlington and the surrounding area, as well as enabling DeepOcean to offer significant opportunities to the UK supply chain The cables will carry the electricity from the 714 megawatt (MW) windfarm onshore in Suffolk, via two 85 km submarine cables with embedded fibre optics. Delivery of the cables will begin in summer 2018. The contract award will also allow DeepOcean to maintain its policy of recruiting STEM graduates into the UK workforce. This policy has enabled DeepOcean to

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