Press Release 29.8.2017
VEO has closed a substantial deal on a high voltage substation with the electricity distribution company Elenia Oy. VEO is about to rebuild Elenia’s substation in Haapajärvi by replacing and modernising all the existing equipment and expanding the capacity of the station at the same time. The substation in Haapajärvi has a vital function as a node for the regional electricity transmission and distribution. The investment improves the infrastructure in Haapajärvi area and enhances the capacity and reliability of the electricity distribution.
”For modernising a substation we need a professional partner who we can cooperate with efficiently.
This substation project is by its scale one of the largest substation deals between Elenia and VEO. The award of this order is based on VEO’s and Elenia’s successful, long-term collaboration.
”We have conducted several projects with Elenia and our cooperation has proven to run seamlessly. This order is a clear display of confidence to VEO’s expertise and delivery reliability. We are more than happy that our long-term cooperation with Elenia continues”, Antti Hiironniemi, Sales Manager Substations at VEO says.
VEO provides Elenia with a complete substation solution as a turn-key delivery, including project management, planning, on-site civil construction work, installation and commissioning. The project has an employing effect on both VEO’s project personnel and the switchgear factory. The modernisation of Haapajärvi substation proves once again that VEO’s standard substation concept is a competitive and trusted solution.
”For modernising a substation we need a professional partner who we can cooperate with efficiently. Elenia and VEO share a long history when it comes to building substations and developing solutions for electricity and automation. When VEO is in charge of a project, we can trust that everything works out as agreed”, says Jarkko Kohtala, Construction Manager at Elenia.
”This project makes up VEO’s largest single substation delivery to Elenia so far. At the same time, it shows how scalable and versatile VEO’s standard substation concept is. The concept’s absolute strength is that the substation is delivered on-site as complete as possible, which saves time at the site. That combined with our domestic production of switchgears and control systems give us the security of supply”, Hiironniemi states.
Antti Hiironniemi, Sales Manager Substations, VEO, Tel. +358 207 1901
Jarkko Kohtala, Construction Manager, Elenia, Tel. + 358 400 513 054