ABB Received $30 Million Order To Upgrade Nordic HVDC Link

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ABB Received $30 Million Order to Upgrade Nordic HVDC Link

ABB Received $30 Million Order to Upgrade Nordic HVDC Link


ABB has won an order worth around $30 million from Svenska Kraftnät in Sweden and Energinet in Denmark. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2017.


ABB will upgrade the control and protection system for the Konti-Skan high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link with its latest ABB Ability MACH technology. The installation of ABB’s latest MACH control and protection system will extend the life span of the HVDC link and further enhance power availability as well as grid reliability and efficiency through advanced digitalization.

The advanced ABB Ability MACH system acts like the brain of the HVDC link – monitoring, controlling and protecting the sophisticated technology in the stations to ensure reliability and efficiency. It incorporates advanced fault registration and remote control functions.

Konti-Skan was built in two phases, beginning in 1965 with Konti-Skan 1, followed by Konti-Skan 2 in 1988. ABB’s technology will enable the two to work together as a single system. The full system upgrade involves the replacement of the control system.


Company Name ABB
Order Received From Svenska Kraftnät & Energinet
Type Upgrade Of HVDC Link
Estimated Cost $30 Million



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