Industrial group ABB has won a roughly USD-75-million contract to supply advanced converter transformers for a 4-GW Ultra-High-Voltage Direct Current (UHVDC) clean power transmission link in Brazil.
The order concerns the 800-kV, long-distance Belo Monte (UHVDC) link that will transmit hydropower generated in the northern part of the country, from the Xingu substation, to the Rio Substation in the southeast.
ABB will deliver 14 units of 400-MVA, 400-kV converter transformers and other related equipment.
The company noted that this order was booked in the final quarter of last year.
ABB says it was the first to successfully develop and test 1,100-kV converter transformer technology. By doing so it made it possible to boost the power transmission capacity of UHVDC links to 12,000 MW.