Our DC solutions are designed for connections under water and underground over medium and long distances. ABBs DC transmission link solution, a well proven voltage source converter system also called HVDC Light® high-voltage direct current transmission HVDC.
The HVDC Light system is a self-commutated HVDC, based on power transistors (IGBT) and the use of lightweight, eco-friendly polymer cables. Compared to an AC link to connect the wind farm, this modern, eco-compatible technology, with its very low electromagnetic fields, oil-free cables and compactly dimensioned converter stations, cuts transmission losses by 25 %.
Our portfolio covers the complete scope of the grid connection, from the wind farm to the integration with the onshore grid:
- Offshore and onshore DC stations including buildings, platforms and grid code compliance
- System certification according to relevant acknowledged standards
- Training, service and maintenance contracts