ABB to upgrade landmark substation in Helsinki

ABB will upgrade one of Helsinki’s largest substations with its latest technology to help meet increased demand for power, improve power reliability and assist transmission system operator, Fingrid, with its plan to digitalize its assets, the company press release states.

As part of the project, Fingrid will pilot the use of the company’s latest technology for performing predictive analytics to help prevent critical failures and improve reliability across the transmission asset fleet, including transformers, circuit breakers and transmission network equipment.

Also, the new 400 kV Länsisalmi substation has been upgraded with compact gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) technology, freeing up 70 percent of the space occupied by the old facility.

Source: ABB