Norway: Norwegian state-owned power grid operator Statnett has awarded a contract GE for the supply of a gas insulated substation which will enhance the main power grid of Norway’s capital city, Oslo.
As part of the contract, GE Power AS will deliver a new transformer station at Smestad, the largest in Norway catering to general consumption, reports PEI.
The contract includes complete station construction, a new 420 kV gas-insulated plant, nine switch fields and a new control building.
The main power network is currently powered by 300 kV, which will be upgraded to a higher voltage level of 420 kV after the old wires and substations have been replaced.
The new plant, which is being built underground, will be completed in 2021.
Source: Power Engineering International