High Voltage Cable Systems
“To allow the wide-scale integration of renewable energies, networks must be able to transmit electricity over long distances and for this, HVDC cable systems are essential. We support the development of innovative solutions to ensure the reliability of underground and subsea HVDC cable systems.”
Martin Henriksen, Department Director – High Voltage Cable Systems
We provide a wide range of services and solutions for HVDC grids, MVDC grids and offshore wind farm grid connections.
Thanks to our understanding of the behaviour of insulating materials under high dielectric and thermal stress, we drive the development of high-performance materials for HVDC cables and accessories.
Because reliability is a key concern for transmission systems, we develop innovative methods and devices for HV cable monitoring based on analyses of the physical phenomena that cause ageing in insulation materials.
We design and operate various test platforms to reproduce the real-life conditions of high voltage cable systems and subsea equipment, including standard testing conditions, new types HVDC system transients, and combined high voltage and hyperbaric conditions.
Our projects cover:
Single branch of energy storage submodules to integrate energy storage devices in HVDC systems
The topology consists of a branch of energy storage submodules (ES-SMs) and an inductor.
Increasing DC system stability thanks to energy control in MMC based DC-DC converters
In this paper, the virtual capacitor control is proposed for the Front-to-Front MMC.
Implications of faults on insulation coordination of dedicated metallic return on bipolar HVDC overhead transmission lines
This paper focuses on a specific issue of bipolar HVDC lines with a dedicated metallic return (DMR).