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Hitachi ABB Power Grids will be delivering its HVDC Light system for the...
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Emerson to buy Open Systems International Inc.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
GE celebrates 100 years of supplying synchronous condensers
GE is celebrating 100 year anniversary of the supply of its first synchronous condenser, and in November officially inaugurated a new unit at the Uchtelfangen substation.
First use of HVDC for offshore WTG link
ABB is to supply its HVDC Light converter systems to connect what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farms to the UK grid.
GE expands its SF6-free HV portfolio
GE has announced plans to invest heavily in expanding by 2025 its range of SF6-free high-voltage substation equipment to include all voltage levels.
Dominion files grid application for 2.6 GW project
US utility Dominion Energy has filed an application with a regional transmission organisation (RTO) to connect a planned large-scale offshore win farm to the grid.
Final report on UK power blackouts
The TSO's final report into the UK's power blackout on 9 August has concluded that it was caused by a combination of rare events acting together, nut not necessarily unpredictably.
Fingrid strengthens its grid ties
Fingrid has announced plans to strengthen the electricity transmission connection between the north and south of Finland with the installation of two 400 MVA power transformers.