Maritime Link success

ABB is taking a major role in the development of the Maritime Link, a 500 MW high-voltage direct current (HVDC) connection between Newfoundland and the North American grid. NSP Maritime Link, a subsidiary of international energy and services company Emera, appointed ABB to supply an HVDC power transmission solution that will form the basis of the link.
Emera’s goal is to transmit clean renewable power from Newfoundland and Labrador to the North American grid in Nova Scotia.

“ABB pioneered HVDC and is a global leader in this key transmission technology which is being increasingly deployed across a range of applications” said ABB Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer. “Our innovative solution for this project will help integrate clean renewable energy, facilitate the efficient transmission of electricity, improve grid stability and enable power sharing.”
During the project, ABB will complete two HVDC Light converter stations using Voltage Source Converter (VSC) technology, two 230 kV alternating current (AC) substations in Newfoundland, and one 345 kV AC substation in Nova Scotia, as well as two cable transition stations.

HVDC Light solution links Newfoundland and North American grid