WorldÂ’s longest HVDC transmission link approved

MADEIRA, BRAZIL - ArevaÂ’s Transmission and Distribution division has been awarded an order worth approximately (US) $400 million by IE Madeira for a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission link in Brazil.

The system will transport power from the Madeira hydro complex located in the Northwestern Amazon region across the worldÂ’s longest transmission line (2,375 kilometers) to reach southeastern Brazil where power consumption is booming.

The Madeira hydroelectric complex is comprised of two power plants, with total power capacity of 6300 MW. ArevaÂ’s HVDC system will convert the alternating current into direct current to ensure minimal losses during transmission across the country.

The HVDC system will be ready for commercial operation in April 2013.



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