Electricity transmission in the Mikkeli region strengthened

Transmission line work required by the new substation at Visulahti commences. Fingrid Oyj, the transmission system operator in Finland, is building a new substation at Visulahti north-east of Mikkeli in Eastern Finland. The transmission line work required by the new substation will begin in early March. The substation will be used for supplying electricity to the 110 kilovolt regional network in the Mikkeli region. The new substation will also enhance system security of the Finnish main grid.The necessary changes to the transmission lines will mostly be carried out by utilising the existing rights-of-ways. New areas are only needed in the immediate vicinity of the new substation at Visulahti and near the present Mikkeli substation. Transmission lines will be modified near the Visulahti substation on 400 kV lines Yllikkälä – Huutokoski and on the existing 110 kV lines Juva – Mikkeli, Huutokoski – Mikkeli, Mikkeli – Ristiina and Mikkeli – Mäntyharju. The transmission line contractor in this project is Empower Oy. The contract with a total value of approx. 2 million euros will be carried out on a turn-key basis. The contract covers all engineering, building and installation work and materials. By virtue of an earlier agreement, Empower Oy is also responsible for the contract for the Visulahti substation. Further information:
Keijo Välimaa, Project Manager, + 358 (0)30 395 5281 or + 358 (0)40 519 5081
Jorma Heiskanen, Regional Manager, + 358 (0)30 395 5600 or + 358 (0)400 884 411