ABB completes Canadian Maritime Link HVDC project
14 June, 2018
EIC member company ABB has completed the Maritime Link high-voltage direct current (HVDC) project that will enable clean, renewable energy, generated in Newfoundland and Labrador to be transmitted to the North American grid in Nova Scotia.
The link made history by conducting the first exchange of electricity between the islands of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.
The 500MW connection features HVDC Light® technology, the first bipolar configuration of its kind in the world using proven and reliable voltage source converters.
This solution enhances system availability, reduces losses and increases grid reliability, as power continues to flow even if one conductor or converter is not in use.
The project scope included two converter stations for the HVDC link, two 230kV alternating current substations in Newfoundland, one 345 kV AC substation in Nova Scotia and two cable transition stations.