GE to build a new 420 kV transformer station in Oslo

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