Vattenfall, Sweden’s largest producer of fossil-free energy, has awarded VEO with a substantial order to renew the main distribution systems of their 342 MW Ligga hydropower plant located by the Lule River.
VEO has previously cooperated with state-owned Vattenfall Group in several projects within power distribution, and now the cooperation has extended to Vattenfall Hydropower.
“We are honoured that Vattenfall awards us with this important hydropower project and see it as proof that the quality and our way of working has fulfilled Vattenfall’s requirements in previous projects”, says Ville Vieri, Sales Manager for VEO in Sweden and Norway.
In addition to the low-voltage switchgear for the main distribution, VEO will deliver and implement 14 of their own medium-voltage Vector switchgear, a modular substation including a VEO E-House, civil works and all necessary cabling. The engineering phase is complex as the renewal is to be implemented with minimal impact on production.
“Making sure that all the pieces fit together without disturbing plant operation makes the engineering phase complicated, but we have the experience and solutions to pull it off”, Vieri says. “Our modular substation concept is an important factor as prefabrication, fitting of equipment and system testing take place at our factory. This minimises the working time on site.”
Site work is to commence in 2023, and the project is to be handed over at the end of the same year.
“We appreciate the flexibility VEO has brought to the project. In addition to having robust experience, they are not fixed to any specific brand, which means they can seamlessly integrate the systems of our choice for the most efficient solution”, says Lennart Menzlin, Project Manager at Vattenfall.
“We appreciate the flexibility VEO has brought to the project. In addition to having robust experience, they can seamlessly integrate the systems of our choice for the most efficient solution.”
Lennart Menzlin, Project Manager at Vattenfall