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HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) Cable

HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) Cable

Sumitomo Electric's HVDC cable technologies enable interconnection of power grids between countries and across continents to secure reliable energy infrastructures.

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Awarded HVDC 525kV XLPE cable system in Germany

HVDC Cable

High Voltage DC(HVDC) Underground Cable Project for Amprion GmbH which sets new innovative benchmarks in the HVDC Industry.

Sumitomo Electric, with the support of its technology partner, Südkabel GmbH, to deliver the world’s highest voltage 525kV XLPE Insulated HVDC underground cable system for the German TSO Amprion, "Corridor A-Nord" project. This project is considered one of the most critical power transmission infrastructure projects in the country to support the “Energy Transition” of Germany to introduce more renewable energy to consumers and reduce the country’s CO2 emissions. Sumitomo Electric will be responsible for the design, manufacture, logistics, installation, jointing works, commissioning and maintenance of the approximately 300km long cable route.

Southern India (Trichur-Pugalur) HVDC Project (To be completed in 2020)

UK-Belgium 400 kV XLPE HVDC transmission system

HVDC Cable

HVDC XLPE submarine and land cables connects Hokkaido to Honshu

Hokkaido-Honshu 250 kV XLPE HVDC transmission system (in service since 2012)

These HVDC XLPE submarine and land cables connects Hokkaido to Honshu and has a route length of 43km. This is the world first project consisting of HVDC cables with LCC converter and overhead line under polarity reversal operation.

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