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VEO delivers a substation to Fingrid in Honkajoki

As part of this turn-key project, VEO will deliver a five-bay 400 kV duplex switchyard, covering everything from civil works to substation automation.

Fingrid has initiated a substantial grid investment program aimed at enhancing and securing Finland’s energy supply. VEO’s delivery will reinforce the national grid, facilitating the integration of more renewable energy and contributing to Finland’s goal of carbon neutrality. Antti Hiironniemi, Head of Sales at VEO, comments:

“We are delighted to play a role in the Honkajoki project. Scheduled for 2024-2025, we have already initiated material purchases and design. On-site work is set to commence in early autumn 2024, with construction expected to conclude by the end of 2025.”

The 400 kV substation represents the highest voltage level in the Finnish grid, allowing for the connection of renewable wind power-generated electricity.

“In the Honkajoki area, numerous wind power projects are underway, and this initiative aims to support them.”

Daniel Kuosa, Head of Substation Projects at Fingrid, comments:

“Honkajoki substation is an important node for the connection of renewables – especially the potential for wind power is significant. Honkajoki is also a crucial steppingstone along our planned 400 kV transmission connection from Finland’s west coast surplus area to the Tampere region.”

VEO’s comprehensive delivery encompasses the entire substation, with a significant impact on employment, not only within VEO’s substation segment but also in the relay cabinet production at VEO’s factory.

“The project involves a diverse team, including VEO employees on-site and in the factory, as well as a substantial number of subcontractors. Ensuring the safety of every individual involved remains a top priority for VEO.”, Hiironniemi says.

Kuosa continues:

“We have high confidence in VEO with excellent past deliveries such as the Pysäysperä major substation. VEO’s personnel are motivated and competent, so we are very happy working again on a common project!”

“The project involves a diverse team, including VEO employees on-site and in the factory, as well as a substantial number of subcontractors. Ensuring the safety of every individual involved remains a top priority for VEO.”