HVDC systems can be refurbished to increase their revenue, reliability, safety and even rating. TGS has successfully overseen numerous refurbishments of HVDC and FACTS installations around the world. A typical refurbishment plan includes the following tasks:

  • Equipment Condition assessment
  • Review of operation and maintenance practices
  • Provide possible alternatives for refurbishment based on economics and reliability indices
  • Provide a refurbishment plan to minimize potential outages
  • Prepare a technical specification for equipment replacement