Samsung C&T Engineering & Construction Group has recently landed a high-voltage transmission network construction project worth 3.5 trillion won in the United Arab Emirates. The Group has signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract to build an ultra-high-voltage direct current (HVDC) network that connects the UAE offshore oil production facility and Abu Dhabi’s onshore power grid. Two power converter stations will be constructed in two onshore areas near Abu Dhabi and another two on islands with offshore oil fields, and undersea power transmission networks will be built with a capacity of about 1,000 MW and 600 MW. The two transmission networks are 137 km and 122 km off of the mainland, respectively. Samsung C&T E&C plans to form a consortium together with Jan De Nul, a Belgium-based construction company, to execute this project, with a total construction cost of $3 billion. Of this, the portion going to Samsung C&T is 2.27 billion dollars. HVDC transmission technology is emerging as a new and viable alternative. HVDC is a way of concerting the high-voltage AC power produced in a power plant into DC, transmitting it, and converting it back into AC before it reaches the consumer. This method can transmit power over longer distances, is relatively inexpensive, loses less power, and maximizes the efficiency of new and renewable power generation such as solar power, which creates DC electricity by default.