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ABB Wins $30 Million Order to Increase Norway’s Grid Capacity

ABB Wins $30 Million Order to Increase Norway’s Grid Capacity

ABB transformer technology supports Norway’s push to increase the volume of clean energy it can transport reliably over its grid using existing transmission corridors

ABB has won an order worth around $30 million from Norwegian transmission system operator Statnett SF to supply power transformers that will help to significantly increase the capacity of the country’s central power grid, bolstering its energy security and ability to transmit more renewable energy. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2015. The order for nine transformers was booked in the second quarter of 2015. This includes seven 1,000 megavolt ampere (MVA) 420/300 kV autotransformers and two 300 MVA 420/132 kV power transformers.

The transformers will help increase transmission capacity of Norwayʼs main grid and ensure a stable power supply. They will also support the integration of more renewable energy, helping Norway achieve climate targets while delivering clean energy within the country and to the rest of Europe.

As part of one of the world’s largest projects of its kind, Statnett is upgrading the voltage of Norway’s main grid from 300 to 420 kV by converting existing 300 kV power lines and substations or by replacing old low-capacity lines with new, higher-capacity lines. Using existing transmission corridors is an environmentally friendly, cost-effective solution to increase grid capacity and reduce losses with little impact on the landscape.

 

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