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ABB wins $800 million order for Scotland’s Caithness-Moray subsea power link

ABB wins $800 million order for Scotland’s              Caithness-Moray subsea power link

Introduction :

Switzerland-based ABB group has won an order from Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc to provide the Caithness-Moray high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission link with an investment of $800 million.The link is scheduled to become operational in 2018.

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Features :

ABB will design, engineer, supply and commission two 320 kilovolt land-based HVDC Light converter stations, one rated at 1,200 megawatts (MW) at Blackhillock in Moray and another rated at 800 MW situated at Spittal in Caithness.

ABB’s scope of supply also includes submarine and underground cables covering a total transmission length of nearly 160 kilometers.

A key enabler for this is the installation of a subsea HVDC cable, capable of carrying up to 1,200 MW of electricity between Caithness and Moray, equivalent to the electricity needs of about 2,000,000 Scottish residents.

Specifications :

Company Name                 :      ABB
Location                            :      Scotland
Project Starting Year          :      September 2014
Year of Completion             :      2018
Estimated Cost                  :      $800 million

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