Enersense has been chosen as the main contractor for Fingrid’s Simojoki substation expansion project

Enersense International Plc
Press release 7 September 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

A subsidiary of Enersense International Plc, a provider of zero-emission energy solutions, Enersense PN Oy, which operates in the business area of Power, has won a contract for the expansion of the Simojoki substation in Fingrid’s public procurement tendering.

The expansion of the Simojoki substation, located in the municipality of Simo on the border of the regions of Lapland and North Ostrobothnia, will enable new wind farms planned in the vicinity to be connected to the grid. The project is estimated to employ Enersense for approximately two years, and preparations for it will begin immediately. The value of the project is approximately EUR 12 million.

“The wind power projects planned for the region are coming to full fruition. The construction of the new electricity transmission link between Finland and Sweden, the Aurora Line, is also proceeding as planned, so the expansion of the Simojoki substation is now timely. Over the next ten years, Fingrid will invest a record three billion euros in the main grid, which will enable the electrification required by the energy transition,” says Director Timo Kiiveri from Fingrid.

The Simojoki substation expansion project is a significant project for Enersense.

“The project supports our objectives of building a carbon-neutral society together with our customers, while strengthening our portfolio as an implementor of demanding Finnish grid projects. Our journey towards a more environmentally friendly society continues,” says Joni Parkkinen, Vice President, Power’s Transmission Networks business area at Enersense.

The decision shall be legal after the end of the appeal period under the Act on Public Procurement and Concession Contracts.