Eltel Power Transmission wins a 380 kV substation contract in Germany

Eltel makes a successful entry in Germany with an order from the transmission system operator 50Hertz Transmission GmbH to install a 380 kV substation. The scope of supply comprises the design, part of the equipment procurement as well as the assembly and commissioning works. Power Transmission will now complement to Eltel’s presence of several years in the German telecommunications sector. The new order strengthens Eltel’s position as a growing European player in the market.

The 380/110 kV substation will be built in North-West Brandenburg, a region characterized by the ongoing installation of wind farms. Due to the installation of these plants (acc. German renewable energies law EEG) in the 110 kV network region North of the distribution system operator E.DIS a new 380/110 kV grid connection point will be needed in the region Perleberg – Wittstock to absorb the generated power and to reduce the loading of the existing 110 kV network.

50Hertz Transmission GmbH is one of the four transmission system operators in Germany, operating the 380 kV and 220 kV grids in the eastern part of the country and in the Hamburg area. With their investments in the grid reinforcement and expansion both onshore and offshore 50Hertz Transmission GmbH is strongly contributing to the realization of necessary measures in connection with the German Energiewende.

Eltel´s Business Unit Power Transmission established only recently a High Voltage Substation Department in Dresden, consisting of highly qualified employees with long experience in the delivery of 110 to 380 kV substations in the German market. Eltel is the recognized market leader in Northern part of Europe with a comprehensive experience in power, communications and transport and defence segments. The company has the biggest independent high voltage systems design office in Europe in the city of Krakow. The first order in Germany is a great success for the company in the growing power markets of Europe, and it shows the confidence 50Hertz Transmission GmbH has in Eltel´s capabilities.

For more information, please contact:
Axel Hjärne,President and CEO Eltel Group Corporation
, +46 8 585 379 66, axel.hjarne@eltelnetworks.com
Uwe Kaltenborn, Director Power transmission and Power distribution, Eltel Germany, +49 511 655125 720, uwe.kaltenborn@eltelnetworks.com

About Eltel
Eltel is a leading European provider of technical services for critical infrastructure networks – Infranets – in the segments of Power, Communication and Transport & Defence, with operations throughout the Nordic and Baltic regions, Poland, Germany, the United Kingdom and Africa. Eltel provides a broad and integrated range of services, spanning from maintenance and upgrade services to project deliveries. Eltel has a diverse contract portfolio and a loyal and growing customer base of large network owners. The number of employees is approximately 8,500 and in 2013, Eltel sales amounted to EUR 1.15 billion.