HVDC link between Indonesia and Malaysia

HGÜ-Verbindung Malaysia - Sumatra

Malaysia and Indonesia plan to construct a new 500 kV power transmission link between the two countries using high-voltage direct current (HVDC) technology with a transmission rating of 600 MW. The two HVDC converter stations at the Malaysian coast and on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are to be connected by two undersea cables plus two overhead transmission lines. Fichtner has been assigned with preparation of network studies, project management and further engineering services.

Our services

  • System studies as the basis for functional specifications and engineering
  • Drawing up EPC tender documents
  • Evaluation of tender submissions and finalization of EPC contract
  • Project management
  • Construction supervision and commissioning
  • Staff training

Technical data

  • 600 MW HVDC connection at 500 kV
  • Submarine connection for two HVDC cables: 6 km and 53 km
  • HVDC overhead lines: 52 km and 150 km


TNB Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia