Siemens commission second block of HVDC link in Bangladesh

Siemens has commissioned the second block of the HVDC, back-to-back link in Bheramara, Bangladesh, to connect electricity supply networks in India and Bangladesh. The first block is in operation since 2013 and offers a transmission capacity of up to 500 MW. With the commissioning of the second block, the two back-to-back links would ensure electricity supply of up to 1,000 MW. From Bheramara at the western border of Bangladesh, the 230 kV grid of the country will be connected via a substation and overhead lines to India’s 400 kV grid.