HVDC Converter Station Market Research Report- Forecast 2030

HVDC Converter Station Market, By Type (Monopolar, Bi-Polar, Back to Back, and Multi-Terminal), By Converter type (Line Commutated Current Sourced Converters (LCC), Voltage Source Converters), By Application (Power Industry, Powering Island and Remote Loads, Interconnecting Networks, Oil & Gas and Other) and Region - Forecast 2022-2030

ID: MRFR/E&P/3045-HCR | February 2023 | Region: Global | 110 Pages         

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HVDC Converter Station Market

HVDC Converter Station Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% to reach USD 8.1 billion by 2027

By Type Monopolar Bi-Polar Back to Back Multi-Terminal
By Converter Type Line Commutated Current Sourced Converters (LCC) Voltage Source Converters
By Application Power Industry Powering Island and Remote Loads Interconnecting Networks Oil & Gas
Key Players
Companies Profiled   ABB Ltd. (Switzerland)    Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (India)    Alstom (France)    Siemens AG (Germany)    Crompton Greaves Ltd. (India)    General Electric (U.S.)    Nissin Electric Co Ltd (Japan)    Toshiba Corporation (Japan )    Hitachi Ltd. (Japan)
Market Driving Forces   Rapid increase in government incentive policies    New product launches and R&D Amongst major key Players
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HVDC Converter Station Market Overview

The HVDC converter station market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% during forecast period 2022-2030, due to rapid increase in government incentive policies. HVDC converter stations are known to be specialized substations that form the terminal equipment for high voltage direct current transmission lines. They help to convert direct current to alternating current and vice versa. HVDC converter stations are economically beneficial for transferring bulk power over long distances as they lead to low power losses and lesser environmental impact than HVAC converter stations.

The >2000 M.W. power rating segment will likely grow at the highest CAGR from 2022 to 2030. The >2000 M.W. segment had the largest market share in 2016, and the trend is projected to continue till the end of the ongoing period in 2030.

The >2000 M.W. segment is driven by the development of the power transmission capacity of valves, because of which significant economies such as the APAC region including countries like India and China have led to high demand for HVDC converter stations. Moreover, the European Union's targets for power generation through renewable resources have created an increasing demand for connecting renewable power sources to the grid, further expected to drive the demand for HVDC converter stations in Europe.

HVDC Converter Station Market Covid 19 Analysis

The HVDC converter market report suggests that the HVDC Converter Station market size has been affected by the rising cases of the novel coronavirus with each passing day. The pandemic outbreak is a new-age difficulty that significantly impacts the production and manufacturing ability of the players to produce as per the demands of the HVDC Converter Station Market audience. Almost all the HVDC Converter Station market players fabricating the equipped engines have been struck as they manage circumstances like contracting interest, falling costs, and lack of resources and crude materials. The global governments have been witnessing the emergence of various market issues, and hence, they have to go for strict restrictions and the imposition of lockdown. The outbreak is a monetary emergency being experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in recent times.

The rising cases and alarming market fatalities have forced the global governments to get their hands and investments and put the same for developing new market products, lines, and services. Also, the HVDC Converter Station market players opt for developmental steps like mergers and acquisitions, followed by others like investments and funding to compete in the international market and expand globally.

HVDC Converter Station Market Dynamics


The stability of power systems in long-distance transmission has always been the primary concern. The HVDC converter market trends suggest that the interruption caused by power failure results in economic losses and disrupts the life of the consumers. Owing to its various ongoing technological advancements, HVDC technology is increasingly used to transmit more power over long distances. The development of converters has enhanced the reliability of transmission grids. As a result, HVDC transmission lines cost lesser than HVAC lines for the same transmission capacity. However, the terminal stations in the case of HVDC are more expensive since they perform A.C. to D.C. conversion and vice versa.


Transmission from several neighboring grids sometimes requires the government or local authority's approval to check the converter station's standards. Sometimes the reviewing and approval process takes time, and it eventually affects the transmission of electricity and working of the converter station. As a result, it affects power generation in some places, resulting in a lack of electricity. Thus, this standard procedure sometimes creates unnecessary problems for the HVDC market and end-users. For instance, the Plains and Eastern Clean Line project took almost seven years of reviews, community meetings, and regulatory approvals from multiple agencies, including DOE and the Tennessee Regulatory Authority.


The growth of the offshore wind sector is expected to be primarily driven by favorable government policies implemented by EUROPA, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), and PGCIL. Grid operators have an increasing demand for a new transmission corridor in India, especially for renewable energy sources. Therefore, the government has emphasized regeneration in this context and has nominated PGCIL to develop an environmentally friendly source for generating electricity from solar and wind power projects. High investments by market leaders, including ABB and Siemens, have led to offshore HVDC power transmission systems in countries such as Norway, Italy, and the Netherlands.

HVDC Converter Station Market Segmentation

Looking at the latest research analysis, the HVDC Converter Station industry can be bifurcated based on type, components, power ratings, converter type, and applications. Out of all the segments of this market, the Line Commutated Converters (LCC) segment will witness tremendous growth during the forecast period. It can be used in HVDC transmission of bulk power as an alternative to using a hundred M.W.s.

If we look at this industry, then based on type, it is categorized as bi-polar, multi-terminal, monopolar, and back to back.

Based on components, it has a valve, reactors, harmonic filters, circuit breakers, surge arresters, and converter transformers.

Based on converter-type, it has Voltage Source Converters (VSC) and Line Commutated Current Sourced Converters (LCC).

Based on power ratings, it has below 500, more than 500 but less than 1000, more than 1000 but less than 1500, more than 1500 but less than 2000, and more than 2000.

Based on the application, it has Oil & Gas, Powering Island and Remote Loads, power industry, Interconnecting Networks, and others.

HVDC Converter Station Market Regional Analysis

If we look at the HVDC Converter Station market share and other details, this industry is remarkably working in five major regions of the world that is Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. During the forecast period, the European region will dominate this market due to a rise in demand for power and the number of offshore wind farms. The United Kingdom and Norway are the major countries that will lead the growth of this market by the end of the research period. Asia Pacific region will also witness noteworthy growth and will be the second-largest market. The factors such as increasing demand for electricity and rising growth in the generation of renewable energy will contribute to the maximum growth of this market in this region. Developing countries such as China and India will be leading the growth of the HVDC Converter Station Market in this region.

HVDC Converter Station Market Competitive Landscape

The prime players of the HVDC Converter Station market are applying various types of strategies such as mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, collaboration, and others to boost their businesses. These steps taken by the companies are creating a competitive environment among key players present all around the world. Based on the data obtained from the HVDC Converter Station industry analysis, the prominent players in this market are:-

  • ABB Ltd. (Switzerland)

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (India)

  • General Electric (U.S.)

  • Nissin Electric Co Ltd (Japan)

  • Toshiba Corporation (Japan)

  • Hitachi Ltd. (Japan)

  • Crompton Greaves Ltd. (India)

  • Mitsubishi (Japan)

  • N.R. Electric (china)

  • China Xian X.D. power system (china)

  • C-EPRI Power engineering company (china)

  • Siemens AG (Germany)

  • X.J. Electrics (china)

  • HYOSUNG (South Korea)

  • Alstom (France)

  • LSIS (South Korea)

  • BHEL (India)

Recent Developments in HVDC Converter Station Market

  • In January 2022, a contract worth 5.39 million dollars was signed between ACRADIS NV and TENNET BV. This contract aimed to form a three converter station in the Netherlands, which in turn was to be used for the conversion of direct current.

  • In December 2015, a new joint venture named Hitachi ABB HVDC Technologies, Ltd. was formed by ABB and Hitachi. The main objective of this venture was to supply high-voltage direct current transmission in Japan. The ratio in ABB and Hitachi in this venture was 51% and 49%.

  • In October 2016, a new HVDC verification transmission and distribution facility was built in Amagasaki, Japan, by Mitsubishi.

  • In February 2017, a contract for a turnkey UHVDC project was awarded to ABB by Power Grid Corporation. The project was aimed at different applications such as supply, designing, commissioning, installation, and engineering.

Report Overview

The HVDC Converter Station market report presents a shift analysis that tells about the various market drivers, opportunities, and restraints accessible in the HVDC Converter Station market. This market report also tells its readers how this market was affected during the covid-19 period. Furthermore, the report also discusses how this market has been categorized into different segments, how a healthy competitive environment is evolving among the different key players of this market, and what factors this market will grow in different regions of the world. Lastly, this report shares some recent developments in this market in the last few years.

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size

  • 2023: USD 8.1 Billion
  • 2030 : Significant value
  •   CAGR   4.5% CAGR (2022-2030)
      Base Year   2021
      Forecast Period   2022-2030
      Historical Data   2019 & 2020
      Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
      Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
      Segments Covered   Type ,Converter type and Application
      Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
      Key Vendors   ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (India), Alstom (France), Siemens AG (Germany), Crompton Greaves Ltd. (India), General Electric (U.S.), Nissin Electric Co Ltd (Japan), Toshiba Corporation (Japan )and Hitachi Ltd. (Japan)
      Key Market Opportunities   New product launches and R&D Amongst major key Players
      Key Market Drivers   Rapid increase in government incentive policies

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    Between 2022 and 2030, the HVDC converter station market can surge at 4.5% CAGR.

    By 2023, the HVDC converter station market can generate a turnover of USD 8.1 Bn.

    ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Alstom (France), Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (India), and Siemens AG (Germany) are some reputed names in the HVDC converter station market.

    The growing concern over the need to curb carbon emission can impel the global market of HVDC converter stations.

    In APAC, the high installation rate of HVDC converter stations can cause the regional market to surge.