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GE’s Grid Solutions awarded first-of-its-kind turnkey refurbishment contract in Denmark

Denmark, February 4, 2021 — GE’s Grid Solutions awarded first-of-its-kind turnkey refurbishment contract with Denmark’s Transmission System Operator (TSO), Energinet.

The project focuses on the replacement of obsolete installations on the 132 kV HVAC transformer station at the Brøndbygaard substation, located 15 km from Copenhagen. GE’s team will work to increase the transfer of power, reduce power losses, and improve energy availability, IT security and reliability. Plus, the substation’s safety and environmental-friendly capabilities will be upgraded with a new foundation, drainage structure and firefighting system.

This contract, part of a national reinvestment plan in Denmark, marks the first time Energinet has delegated a complete refurbishment to only one supplier. In the past, the company used several suppliers for such projects and coordinated the project.

“To outsource an entire refurbishment project to one supplier is a new method for us, as to the oversight of a rather big workload in the coming years - and it might turn out to be a very effective method. We look forward to seeing the project’s progress and working together with GE,” said Thomas Kjergaard, Project Manager, Energinet.

“The team had to show Energinet that we were the supplier they could count on for their most important criteria including project management and EHS (environment, health and safety),” said Alan Jones, Grid Services Leader. “Our commitment to deliver a quality Service solution while enabling future upgrades aligned to the customer’s future investment strategies also proved essential,” he added.

Energinet Brøndbygaard substation, located 15 km from Copenhagen. 
Source: Google Earth image
Energinet Brøndbygaard substation, located 15 km from Copenhagen.
Source: Google Earth image
Percentage of substations to be replaced in 2017-2021 – Source: Energinet System Plan 2018-  Electricity & Gas in Denmark
Percentage of substations to be replaced in 2017-2021
Source: Energinet System Plan 2018- Electricity & Gas in Denmark


Learn about Energinet

An independent public enterprise owned by the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities. Energinet is committed to high security of supply, a green transition and good market conditions. The company owns, operates and develops the transmission systems for electricity and natural gas in Denmark.

Energinet’s social mission is to convert the energy system with the aim of ensuring that citizens and businesses use renewable energy for everything, with a high level of security of supply and at an affordable price. Energinet will continue to support energy consumption that uses offshore wind power resources as well as onshore solar energy and wind power as they become more widely available and cost efficient.