Sweco to strengthen electric power supply in Central Sweden

Sweco has been appointed by Svenska Kraftnät (the Swedish national grid operator) to design three new power lines which will strengthen the transfer of electricity from the Forsmark nuclear power plant. The contract is valued at SEK 47 million.

“This is an investment with significance for the whole society. A well-developed power grid is crucial so that the electricity produced can be transferred in a reliable and effective manner. The assignment is a confirmation of Sweco’s comprehensive expertise in energy supply,” says Erik Severin, President for Sweco’s energy consultants.

Sweco’s assignment involves detailed planning, soil surveys, steel and concrete construction as well as visualisation. The end result of the project will be three 400 kV overhead lines of a total of 190 km. The power lines enable Forsmark’s increased power output and connects to the grid at different places in Central Sweden. The design work will begin immediately and continues until the end of 2015. Sweco will also provide project support until the power lines are completed in 2018-2019.

For more information contact:

Henrik Meller, Sweco Assignment Manager at Sweco, e-mail: henrik.meller@sweco.se, tel: +46 (0)8-714 32 12

Erik Severin, President of Sweco Energuide, e-mail: erik.severin@sweco.se, tel: +46 (0)8-695 65 24

Sweco is an international consulting group with combined expertise in consulting engineering, environmental technology and architecture. Sweco has annual sales of approximately SEK 7.5 billion and around 7,800 employees in the Nordic region and Central and Eastern Europe. The company has projects currently underway in some 80 countries worldwide. Sweco is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB.

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Sweco plans and designs tomorrow’s communities and cities. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 15,000 employees in Europe, we offer our customers the right expertise for every situation. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 16.9 billion (EUR 1.8 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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