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ABB has won an order worth about $35 million from utility Hydro-Quebec to upgrade the 350 MW Madawaska high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission link that connects the grids of New Brunswick and Hydro-Quebec in southeast Canada.

The project scope includes installation of ABB's MACH control and protection system and the upgrade of the valves and valve cooling system. The back-to-back converter station has been in operation for more than 25 years, and the new station is scheduled to go into full operation in 2016.

“This upgrade will enhance power availability, reduce outages and improve grid reliability in the region,” says Claudio Facchin, head of ABB's Power Systems division. “The project also reiterates our continued focus and commitment to growing our service business.”





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