China: transmission order for ABB

ABB has signed an order worth USD 390 million to build a key power link from the Three Gorges hydropower plant in central China to the coastal city of Shanghai. The order is the world’s largest
power transmission project for several years. ABB, working with Chinese manufacturers, will build a 1100km long, 3000MW high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link, under the terms of the contract awarded by the State Grid Corporation in China. Work will start immediately. The long-distance project is due to be completed in only three years. The order includes two HVDC converter stations, 28 power transformers and six smoothing reactors, switchgear and advanced control equipment. The equipment will partly be manufactured by ABB factories in Sweden and
Switzerland. Through technology transfer, equipment such as valves, some transformers and gas-insulated switchgear, will also be assembled or produced by Chinese partners.

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