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Wind power line SuedLink to be equipped with Siemens Energy HVDC technology

"The construction of SuedLink, the largest grid expansion project in Germany, is crucial to the success of the energy transition," says Tim Meyerjürgens, Managing Director of TenneT. "The award of these converter stations is an important milestone in our efforts to implement this system. It proves that we have managed to make important progress on SuedLink despite difficult conditions during the COVID pandemic," Meyerjürgens said.
"With the award of the contract, we have taken a decisive step closer to realizing SuedLink. Now the planning can be further worked out in concrete terms at two starting and end points, and the preparatory construction measures already underway at the southern end point in Leingarten, Baden-Württemberg, can be driven forward," emphasized Dr. Werner Götz, Managing Director of TransnetBW.
"After Ultranet and SuedOstLink, SuedLink is the third high-voltage direct current corridor project in Germany to be implemented with HVDC systems from Siemens Energy. We are pleased that our technology ensures that renewable electricity can be transported to where it is needed. In this way, we are making an important contribution to the energy transition," said Beatrix Natter, Executive Vice President Transmission at Siemens Energy.
SuedLink is one of the largest energy infrastructure projects in Europe. At the end points of the approx. 700-kilometer power link, converter stations are required that can convert direct current into alternating current and alternating current into direct current. The SuedLink converters will be designed as self-commutated voltage-sourced converters in a modular multilevel converter (MMC) arrangement with a rated DC voltage of ±525 kilovolts. In addition to active power, the systems can also independently control reactive power. This allows them to respond flexibly to fluctuations in generation and consumption in the grid and enables the low-loss transport of up to two gigawatts of power in both directions. This output, which is equivalent to that of two nuclear power plants, can supply around five million households with electricity.
Siemens Energy is currently implementing ten HVDC projects worldwide and can already look back on more than 59 successfully completed projects.

Siemens Energy is one of the world’s leading energy technology companies. The company works with its customers and partners on energy systems for the future, thus supporting the transition to a more sustainable world. With its portfolio of products, solutions and services, Siemens Energy covers almost the entire energy value chain – from power generation and transmission to storage. The portfolio includes conventional and renewable energy technology, such as gas and steam turbines, hybrid power plants operated with hydrogen, and power generators and transformers. More than 50 percent of the portfolio has already been decarbonized. A majority stake in the listed company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) makes Siemens Energy a global market leader for renewable energies. An estimated one-sixth of the electricity generated worldwide is based on technologies from Siemens Energy. Siemens Energy employs more than 90,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries and generated revenue of around €27.5 billion in fiscal year 2020.

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