ABB awarded $50m Mozambique converter order

Engineering News 25 September 2012.

Power and automation technology group ABB has won a $50-millio norder from Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), in Mozambique, to refurbish the Songo high-voltage direct current (HVdc) converter station.

The converter station and associated high-power equipment are key components in the 1 920 MW HVdc link transmitting hydropower from the Cahora Bassa plant in Mozambique over 1 417 km to the grid in South Africa…