Eltel’s Power Transmission is back to Norway with a EUR 37 million contract

Eltel’s Power Transmission has won a new contract with the Norwegian grid operator Statnett SF. The contract is about a new 46 km 420 kV line in the Southeastern part of Norway. Contract value is EUR 37 million.The new overhead line will be built between Bamble and Röd. Scope of project is materials and all works to build a transmission line including foundations, ground work, installation of steel structures, installation of isolators and cable pulling. Dismantling of part of the current line is also included. In general all works will be conducted with helicopters to enter the sites and protect nature.

”After an intensive tendering phase and negotiations during the spring we are extremely happy to have won this contract and place Eltel back on the Norwegian transmission map. This project means that we can establish an organisation with ambitions to be Statnett’s leading partner in building transmission lines in Norway”, says Fredrik Menander, President Power Transmission at Eltel.

“An important success factor to prepare in a very short time slot a qualitative and competitive tender was our international network of various Eltel units in Sweden, Finland, and Poland. These together and in combination with our competences in Eltel’s Norwegian company about the local regulations have proved competitive. Few other companies, if any, can show the same performance”, says Mats Björkman, .

”Eltel won the contract based on a total evaluation consisting of commercial factors, but also reflecting how we meet other requirements like project planning and control, methodology for quality assurance, environment, health and safety, and working methods. This contract is a statement of our Transmission unit’s way of working in project management and control, which is really great”, concludes Mats Björkman.

The project execution is started in June and its planned schedule extends till winter 2014−2015. Eltel’s Transmission units from Sweden, Finland and Poland will be also participating in the execution.

Picture (from left to right):
Even Vandbakk, Program Manager, Statnett
Elisabeth Vike Vardheim, Project Owner, Statnett
Håkon Borgen, Executive Vice President Statnett
Mats Björkman, Director Power Transmission Sweden & Norway
Thor-Egel Braathen, CEO Eltel Networks AS,Norway
Roger Eriksen, Procurement Manager, Statnett
Miroslav Radojcic, Project Manager, Statnett

For more information:
Mats Björkman, Director, Eltel Power Transmission Sweden & Norway
Tel:+46705197722, mats.bjorkman@eltelnetworks.com

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