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Technology of the Undersea HV DC 600kV Western Link

2 March 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


National Grid and Scottish Power Transmission have come together in a joint venture to build the Western Link, a £1 billion project which will deliver renewable energy from Scotland to homes and businesses in Wales and England and help the UK meet its renewable energy targets.
The Western Link project uses high voltage direct current (HVDC) technology to reinforce the existing UK transmission system and will transmit 2,200 megawatts of power. Construction of the Western Link is being carried out by a consortium of engineering company Siemens, responsible for the converter stations, and cable manufacturer and installer Prysmian Group.
Members of the teams responsible will give a presentation on HVDC technology and how it is being used in the context of this major project, as well as the challenges of constructing the link, which includes 385 kilometres of subsea cable as well as converter stations in Flintshire and North Ayrshire.

Speakers -Community Relations Team, Western Link Project



2 March 2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Siegfried Room, Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University
Colinton Road
EDINBURGH, EH14 1DJ United Kingdom


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