SouthWest Link: Electricity transmission to southern Sweden

In southern Sweden, consumption of electricity sometimes exceeds the supply. The SouthWest Link, the national grid operator Svenska Kraftnät’s largest investment of all time, is now being built to ensure reliable and efficient transmission of electricity from central to southern Sweden. Sweco has been involved in the project since 2009 and has provided services for everything from permitting matters and land acquisition to large-scale engineering design works. The end result will be a powerful link that increases the capacity for transmission of electricity between central and southern Sweden by 25 per cent.

FACTS

Assignment: Sydvästlänken
Location: Sweden

Client: Svenska Kraftnät

Area of operation: Power transmission

Assignment

The SouthWest Link is a national grid connection between the provinces of Närke and Skåne that is being built by Svenska kraftnät to reinforce the AC network and increase transmission capacity to southern Sweden.

Sweco has worked with everything from permitting matters and site acquisition to large-scale engineering design works. We have also carried out an extensive design and testing assignment in connection with the construction of a transformer substation.

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