ABB solves ‘100-year old electrical puzzle’

A power and technology firm claims it has solved a “100-year old puzzle” by developing the world’s first circuit breaker for high voltage direct current (HVDC). ABB claims the breakthrough will enable a more efficient and reliable electricity supply system capable of “interrupting” energy flows equivalent to the output of a large power station within […]

ABB wins $60m US power system order

Power and automation technology firm ABB has been awarded a contract worth around $60million (£37.9million) to replace a power transmission system in the US. The order from American Electric Power (AEP) includes engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station in Texas, which is expected to enable efficient power exchange […]

Alstom wins €240m Swedish cable project

Power generation firm Alstom has won a €240million contract for a cable project from Sweden’s state-owned utility, Svenska Kraftnät. The manufacturer will work on the 1440 MW South-West Link, which will connect the town of Barkeryd in central Sweden with Hurva in southern Sweden. Alstom’s HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) Centre of Excellence in Stafford, […]