A HVDC Link For Germany's Offshore Wind Farms  

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Windpower Engineering has an article on a small step towards building a north sea supergrid - ABB positioned highest voltage converter in North Sea.

ABB says it has installed the world’s highest-voltage offshore converter station in the North Sea. AC electricity generated in three wind farms off the coast of Germany will be converted on the platform into high-voltage direct current (HVDC) for transmission to the mainland. The 320 kV converter station has an 800 MW power transmission capacity making it the world’s most powerful installation of its kind.

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