Construction of transmission line in Eurajoki and substation in Huittinen launched

Reinforcing the main grid interface of Olkiluoto power plant. Fingrid Oyj, which is responsible for the main electricity transmission grid in Finland, has launched the construction of main grid reinforcements required by the new Olkiluoto power plant unit in Eurajoki and Huittinen in Western Finland.
The new 400 kilovolt (kV) transmission line from Olkiluoto to Huittinen will be 64 kilometres long. The line will run parallel with the existing 400 kV lines. Construction work will begin in mid-October by tower foundation work in Eurajoki. Regional associations of forest owners are currently harvesting trees in the transmission line areas. The contractor in the transmission line project costing approx. 12 million euros is Eltel Networks Oy.

Construction work in the Huittinen substation area commenced in September. The project includes the construction of a 400 kV outdoor switching plant and control building. The main contractor in the substation project worth approx. 4 million euros is ABB Oy. Earthwork has been subcontracted to Kariniemi Ky and other building work to Rakennustuotanto RT Salovaara Oy. The construction work will cause more traffic in the area until the summer of 2006.

The construction of the new 400 kV switching plant at Olkiluoto will begin next spring. All construction projects will be complete by the autumn of 2007. Further information: 
Project Manager (substation)  Jarmo Naumanen, + 358 (0)40 519 5061
Project Manager (transmission line) Keijo Välimaa, + 358 (0)40 519 5081