ABB has won an order worth around $150 million to supply converter transformers, direct current (DC) filter capacitors and key components for converter valves for the world’s highest capacity power link in China.

The 8000 MW Xiluodu-Zhexi link will be capable of transmitting the energy equivalent of eight large power plants and supplying 40 TWh of electricity per year – enough to meet the needs of over 11 million Chinese consumers.

The 800 kV ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission connection will transport clean hydropower over a distance of 1670 km, from Yibin in Sichuan province in southwest China to Zhejiang province on the east coast. ABB’s scope of supply includes converter transformers, DC filter capacitors and key components.

The link will be completed in 2014.