Siemens Energy wins order to equip wind power line SuedLink
Interior view of HVDC converter hall. Image by Siemens Energy AG. All Rights Reserved.
Siemens Energy AG (ETR:ENR) has received an order to supply high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converters for a section of the SuedLink wind power transmission project in Germany.
The HVDC technology will be installed in the section between the grid interconnection points of Brunsbuettel in Schleswig-Holstein and Leingarten/Grossgartach in Baden-Wuerttemberg and will enable the low-loss transport of up to 2 GW which is enough to supply five million households with electricity, Siemens Energy said on Monday.
The converters will be able to control reactive power which allows them to respond flexibly to fluctuations in generation and consumption in the grid, thus reducing power loss during transportation.
Siemens Energy will also take part in the detailed and site-specific planning of the facilities that will take place in the coming months.
"With the award of the contract, we have taken a decisive step closer to realizing SuedLink. Now the planning can be further worked out in concrete terms at two starting and end points, and the preparatory construction measures already underway at the southern end point in Leingarten, Baden-Württemberg, can be driven forward," said Werner Goetz, Managing Director of grid company TransnetBW, one of the project owners.
The 700-km (435 mi) wind power line SuedLink from Wilster in Schleswig-Holstein to the north-west of Hamburg, is a key infrastructure project in Germany that will enable the transportation of wind power from the north of the country to the southern states of Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg.
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