Linxon has been awarded orders by Vattenfall Eldistribution to provide two turnkey substations to replace old equipment in Gullarängen and Nynäshamn. This modernisation is part of Vattenfall’s large-scale “Capacity Stockholm” program, a major investment to strengthen the electricity grid and upgrade the regional network around the capital of Sweden.
“We are proud to have been awarded these two projects by Vattenfall Eldistribution, one of our most highly valued customers in the Nordic region. These projects are a welcome addition to those that we are already working on in the Stockholm area: Skanstull, Värtan, Hall and Barkarby,” says Ingela Hålling, Managing Director of Linxon Nordics.
“The award underlines our customer’s confidence in our optimised solutions while providing positive synergies across our projects. It is also very satisfying to be able to contribute to a stable and modernised regional network in Sweden’s largest city,” she adds.
Linxon’s commitments for these two new orders include project management, design, construction and civil engineering, delivery and installation of equipment and, finally, commissioning of the facility. Linxon is building the infrastructure to power the world with carbon-free energy. We strive to minimise the carbon impact of our business activities by continually looking for supply options and methods of working which will significantly reduce carbon emissions – in design, procurement and construction.
As part of this, the existing 70 kilovolt (kV) air-insulated outdoor switchgear will be replaced by gas-insulated indoor switchgear, and, at the same time, the voltage will be raised to 130 kV. In Gullarängen, the medium-voltage switchgear, as well as a power transformer, will also be replaced.
Furthermore, Linxon will construct two modern buildings for the substations. An upgrade like this increases the facilities’ operational and delivery reliability. The project is expected to be completed in 2024.
Linxon commenced operations on September 1, 2018, undertaking turnkey electrical alternating current substation projects related to renewable and conventional power generation, power transmission and transportation solutions. Substations enable the efficient and reliable transmission and distribution of electricity. The switchgear controls and protects the network from power outages within the substation and facilitates a reliable electricity supply.
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