ABB says it has received an order worth approximately $160 million to provide a new high-voltage underground cable system for Sweden's national grid operator, Svenska Kraftnat.
The new transmission system will facilitate the future integration of large-scale wind power into the Swedish power network, as well as enhance the capacity and strengthen the reliability of the national power grid, ABB explains. It will also help boost transmission capacity in the southern part of the country and between Sweden and Norway.
ABB's underground HVDC cable system will have the capacity to transport 2 x 660 MW of electric power at a voltage level of 300 kV across a distance of about 200 km. ABB is responsible for the design, engineering, manufacture, supply and installation of the entire cable system, including terminations, joints and other accessories.
According to the company, the transmission project will be the longest underground cable link in the world, and it is expected to be completed in 2014.