ABB wins $30m bid to strengthen Norwegian grid

ABB has won a $30 million (£25m) bid to install two new substations in Norway. The 420 kilovolt substations will strengthen grid reliability, boost supply and increase capacity, allowing more […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

ABB has won a $30 million (£25m) bid to install two new substations in Norway.

The 420 kilovolt substations will strengthen grid reliability, boost supply and increase capacity, allowing more integration of renewable energy sources.

The substations are part of the Western Corridor project to upgrade the transmission network in the region, eventually connecting the Norwegian grid to the UK and Germany.

Around 99% of electricity produced on the Norwegian mainland comes from hydropower. The country also has significant potential in wind power with other renewable sources such as wave power and wood bioenergy being explored.

The scope of the order includes design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning and will be conducted in partnership with NCC, a leading civil contractor in the region.