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Siemens to supply transformers for UK-France link

A Siemens transformer. Photo: Siemens AG

December 7 (Renewables Now) - German industrial group Siemens AG (FRA:SIE) has received an order to supply four transformers for the 2,000-MW high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link between England and France.

Under the terms of a contract with British grid operator National Grid (LON:NG), Siemens will deliver, install and commission four 400-kV and 315 MVA transformers for the Sellindge converter station in England. The new units will replace the old transformers at the site, significantly improving the system's reliability. All of them will be manufactured in the company's Nuremberg transformer factory.

Work as part of the contract is expected to be completed by mid-2019, Siemens said in a press statement.

The 73-km cross-channel link transmits most of its power from France to the UK and rarely from the island to the mainland.

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