The Fenno-Skan 2 link is a cable-based power transmission system which enables the exchange of an additional 800MW of power between the two countries.

ABB installed two converter stations, one situated in Rauma, on the Finnish side, and the other in Finnbole in Sweden, and the control system of the original link will also be upgraded.

The newly commissioned power link, which is owned and operated by Fingrid and Svenska Kraftnat, will run in parallel with Fenno-Skan 1, also delivered by ABB in 1989.

On the Swedish side, the converter stations for Fenno-Skan 1 and 2 are located 70km from each other, due to AC grid constraints, ABB said.