Eltel’s newly acquired Edi.Son wins a power line contract in Germany

Eltel’s newly acquired Edi.Son has won a 380 kV overhead line contract with Amprion GmbH in Germany. Edi.Son will build a 7 km section of the new Rommerskirchen-Sechtem line. The new line will replace existing ones and contribute to increasing the power transmission capacity in north-south direction, which is an important precondition for the German Energiewende implementation.

The scope of the contract is the disassembly of an existing overhead line and the construction of the new one, which will be equipped with four 380 kV circuits, partially with two 220 kV rsp. 110 kV circuits in addition. The construction of the line will take approximately 18 months and is scheduled to start in January/February 2016.

Fredrik Menander, President Eltel Power Transmission comments:
Winning this contract is a great proof of Edi.Son’s position in the German market. This is the first 380 kV contract won since Eltel acquired Edi.Son this spring. We are happy to continue the development of Edi.Son as an important part of our power transmission business in Germany”.  

About Amprion GmbH
Amprion GmbH operates a transmission system with the voltage levels of 380 and 220 kV. The key task of its some 1,100 employees is to transmit electricity at competitive prices safely and reliably any time. With a length of around 11.000 km and some 160 substations between Lower Saxony and the border to Switzerland and Austria, Amprion’s extra-high voltage transmission system is the largest in Germany.

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 8,600 and in 2014, Eltel net sales amounted to EUR 1,242 million.

For more information, please contact
Gunilla Wikman, Investor Relations Manager at Eltel AB, tel: +46 725 843 630
Hannu Tynkkynen, Senior Vice President, Group Communications at Eltel AB,    tel: +358 40 3114503