Baltic Cable map with converter stations Kruseberg and Herrenwyk.
Baltic Cable HVDC project
An HVDC cable that links Sweden with Germany.
One of the world's longest HVDC submarine cables links the Swedish and German power systems. The owner is Baltic Cable AB, a company owned by Statkraft, Norway. The capacity is 600 MW at 450 kV DC. The Baltic Cable HVDC project has made it possible to postpone the construction of new power production plants and that existing production plants can be used more efficiently by the owners. Both the converter stations and the submarine cable were delivered by ABB. The in service date was December 1994.
Herrenwyk converter station, Germany
Kruseberg converter station,Sweden
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|Commissioning year: ||1994|
|Power rating: ||600 MW|
|No. of poles:||1|
|AC voltage:||400 kV (both ends)|
|DC voltage:||450 kV|
|Length of DC submarine cables: ||250 km |
|Length of DC overhead line:||12 km|
|Main reason for choosing HVDC:||Length of sea crossing|