The EUR 90 million frame agreement involves constructing and maintaining the entire low and medium voltage electricity network in Helsinki. The network serves 400,000 customers. This is the first power network partnership of its kind in Finland and is expected to promote efficiency and quality.
Eltel was previously one of several suppliers to Helen Electricity Network, the third largest power company in Finland, but in 2020, Eltel became the sole provider of grid design, construction, fault repair, maintenance and documentation services.
Full process responsibility
“Depending on the network development plans, we are available to connect new buildings and transformers to the network, as well as carry out any upgrades,” says Andreas Wackström, District Manager at Eltel. “Our 24/7 maintenance team responds to calls and our technicians work on site to resolve any issues in order to ensure that the residents of Helsinki have a power network that they can rely on.”
Eltel has a dedicated team of 70–80 people working on the frame agreement.
I think these long-term power network partnerships represent the future, as they promote efficiency and quality. In this sense, Eltel is certainly leading the market.