Development moves quickly. When an installation has been in service for a number of years a technology shift may be desirable. A choice to proactively upgrade the installation, will save both valuable time and money. ABB is world leading in upgrading of existing HVDC stations to achieve higher efficiencies and better performance. For older plant upgrades, ABB can adapt and build modern systems/equipment into existing plants.
There are many benefits to technical modernization, such as:
For example, old relay-based or analogue control equipment can be replaced with modern digital equipment. In the long run, proactive upgrades will save valuable time and money.