HVAC cable systems replace conventional overhead lines, enable installations in challenging environments and have no disturbing electromagnetic fields. Underground cable installations offer invisible transmission routes and provide natural protection of the cables. HVAC cable transmissions enable greater integration of renewable power to existing grids, for instance by connecting submarine cables from offshore platforms to mainland grids.
With extensive experience of installations in challenging environments, ABB offers customized and flexible solutions to meet complex demands. ABB was the pioneer of the HVAC technology, which is optimal for short distance transmissions such as connecting near-shore offshore wind farms to shore.
- ABB was first to launch extruded HVAC underground cable for 245 kV in 1978 in Libya
- ABB has extensive experience of challenging installations