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IFA2 interconnector is open for business
02 February, 2021
22 January marked the opening of the new power line, IFA2, linking France...
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Hitachi ABB launches first HV hybrid switchgear for offshore
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 by Hitachi ABB Power Grids' latest high-voltage hybrid switchgear for offshore wind applications is the first-of-its-kind to enable the wind tower connecting grid to operate at a...

Hitachi ABB Power Grids energises NordLink
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by On 9 December Hitachi ABB Power Grids announced energisation of the NordLink project, a 623 km long high voltage direct current interconnection that for the first time links German...

Accenture makes strategic investment in Reactive Technologies
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by Accenture has made a strategic investment and formed a strategic alliance with Reactive Technologies, a London-based provider of power and grid technology, to help utilities...

Power firms to deliver underwater super-highway
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by Three of the UK’s largest energy firms have confirmed that they are developing ambitious plans to deliver an underwater super-highway that will see the North Sea become the hidden...

50Hertz and Energinet inaugurate world’s first hybrid interconnector
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by On 20 October, 50Hertz and the Danish system operator Energinet inaugurated the world’s first hybrid offshore interconnector, integrating the German Baltic 1 and Baltic 2 offshore...

Hitachi ABB system for IFA2 interconnector
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by Hitachi ABB Power Grids will be delivering its HVDC Light system for the IFA2 Britain-France interconnector project, which is now entering its final commissioning phase.

Emerson to buy Open Systems International Inc.
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 by Emerson has agreed to acquire Open Systems International for $1.6 billion in an all cash transaction. OSI Inc. is a leading operations technology software provider that...

Siemens delivers technology for seventh offshore wind farm connection
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 by Siemens Energy is to supply a new HVDC connection to the BorWin5 offshore array in the North Sea. A contract has been agreed between the German-Dutch network operator TenneT and...

Shetland link supplier announced
Wednesday, August 05, 2020 by Hitachi ABB Power Grids has won the order from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission, part of the UK energy major SSE plc, to enable Europe’s first...

Green light for Scottish island link
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by UK energy regulator Ofgem has given the go-ahead for the construction of a 600 MW HVDC interconnector between the Scottish mainland and the Shetland Islands. The decision was...

Longest subsea link reaches construction milestone
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 by National Grid and Statnett report that North Sea Link, a 1.4 GW, 720 km subsea interconnector between Norway and Britain, has reached the halfway point of construction. On the way it...

SuedLink contracts awarded to Prysmian and NKT
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 by German TSOs TenneT and TransnetBW have selected NKT and Prysmian to supply and install two 525 kV XLPE insulated underground cables for the SuedLink. The two cable manufacturers will...

‘Power bridge’ to connect Crete to mainland Greece
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by A consortium led by Siemens Gas and Power has been awarded a turnkey contract for two converter stations for the HVDC link that will connect Crete, Greece’s largest and most...

Ofgem approves 600 MW Shetland link
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by Ofgem has approved a proposal by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) to build a 600 MW subsea electricity transmission link from the Shetland Isles to mainland Scotland....

ABB partners with China’s state grid
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by ABB’s Power Grids business has won several major orders to supply advanced HVDC converter transformers and high-voltage equipment for three 800 kV ultrahigh-voltage direct current...

Vattenfall inks HKZ grid connection agreement
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 by Vattenfall and TenneT have signed an agreement for the offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4 offshore wind farm.

Terna initiates power system upgrade
Thursday, February 27, 2020 by Ansaldo Energia and ABB have won a 70 million euro order from Terna to improve the quality of the electric power system in Italy.

ABB pioneers new Statcom technology
Thursday, February 13, 2020 by ABB’s Power Grids business has completed the installation of the world’s first hybrid static compensator (Statcom).

Three UK firms will pay £10.5 million blackout fine
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 by Three energy companies in the UK have agreed to pay fines totalling £10.5 million following a power cut that affected over 1 million people.

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