Alstom chooses Capula for Lower Churchill cubicle build

Capula (part of Imtech UK) has been awarded a contract by Alstom Grid to provide control system cubicle build services for a major high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link in Newfoundland and Labrador (both in Canada).

The point-to-point HVDC link, which is part of Nalcor Energy’s Lower Churchill Project, will stretch over 1,000km from Muskrat Falls in central Labrador to Soldiers Pond in eastern Newfoundland.

As with previous HVDC projects for which Capula has provided cubicle build services to Alstom, we will be building Converter Control and Protection (CCP), Converter Control and Protection Interface (CCPI) and Station cubicles. They will be built at Capula’s Staffordshire headquarters in Stone, just a short distance from Alstom’s Stafford offices.

This project is essential to the delivery of energy for Newfoundland and Labrador, interconnecting the province with the North American grid while also enabling the sale of surplus energy from Muskrat Falls to Atlantic Canada and the north eastern US.

“We are delighted to have been selected by Alstom Grid for the delivery of this project,” said Chris Conn, Transmission & Distribution Manager for Capula, “It reinforces our excellent track record in cubicle build services while highlighting the quality of the relationship we enjoy with the client. We look forward to providing the same level of service to Alstom on future projects.”

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