ABB has completed a major upgrade of the 350-MW Madawaska high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link that connects the grids of Québec and New Brunswick in southeast Canada. The back-to-back converter station has been in operation for more than 30 years, and the modernization is expected to significantly improve grid reliability and help reduce maintenance
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has completed work at a Franklin County substation that will help send 77.7 MW of renewable energy from the Jericho Rise Wind Farm to the New York power grid. The wind farm, located in the towns of Chateaugay and Belmont, are owned by EDP Renewables North America. NYPA energized the equipment,
Siemens has won a contract with transmission operators, Amprion and Elia, to will deliver two high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) converter stations for the first electricity interconnector between Germany and Belgium. The order volume for Siemens, including a five-year maintenance agreement, amounts to €273 million. The German Transmission System Operator Amprion and the Belgian Transmission System Operator Elia
Fugro has completed phase one of cable-laying operations on schedule at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, as the work halts for a break over winter. The work vessels will return next spring, complete with Fugro’s full cable-installation equipment spread, to install the remaining 62 cables in phase two. The initial install of 60 cables was completed
Boskalis announced that its subsidiary VBMS, in consortium with nkt cables has been awarded the Borssele Alpha contract by TenneT for the installation of two export cables that will connect the Borssele offshore wind farms 1 and 2 to TenneT’s onshore grid in the Netherlands. The contract value of Boskalis’ share is approximately EUR 70 million.
GE Energy Connections and Clean Line Energy announced their collaboration for the development of America’s largest clean-energy infrastructure project, the Plains & Eastern Clean Line. The transmission project will be the first overhead high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) project in the U.S. in more than 20 years. GE has been selected as the exclusive provider of the HVDC converter stations, paving
By Maryruth Belsey Priebe IQPC GmbH Offshore substations — the systems that collect and export the power generated by turbines through specialized submarine cables — are an essential component of offshore wind farms, especially at large, multi-megawatt sites. These systems serve an important function: to stabilize and maximize the voltage of power generated offshore, reduce
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By Bruce Hammett, President WECS Electric Throughout the life of every wind farm, many challenges arise that will need attention to keep its turbines generating power. What begins with choices concerning turbine size and proper installation leads to decision on O&M and repairs. Typically, the more proactive and organized a site owner, the better. However,
PSI Repair Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries and independent service provider (ISP) to the wind energy industry, will highlight its wide range of engineering services at WINDPOWER 2016 Conference & Exhibition. PSI’s engineering services include custom tests, product upgrades, remanufacturing services, and new product manufacturing services. The custom test program leverages the