Omexom awarded by SSEN Transmission the contract for the construction of the world’s first 400kV Green Gas for Grid (G3) substation.
In Scotland, Omexom UK Major Projects (part of VINCI Energies) was awarded by SSEN Transmission), the contract for the construction of a new 400kV (G3) substation at Kintore as part of the client’s plans to upgrade their network in the east of Scotland from 275kV to 400kV and facilitate the increasing levels of – renewable generation in the region.
For Omexom, this project will consist of the construction of a new 400kV GIS substation including the design, civil engineering works, installation of the GIS switchgear and all associated primary equipment as well as the diversion of both overhead and underground cable circuits. The design phase of the contract has commenced in March 2021 with construction scheduled for June 2021 through to 2026.
Simon Innis quote: ‘Not only will this project enable more renewable energy to be integrated in the UK grid energy mix, its innovative substation will also achieve a great reduction of emissions and could pave the way for new SF6 free 400kV substations up and down the country. We are delighted to be involved with this project and we would like to thank SSE for trusting us once again with one of their major infrastructure projects’
Alison Hall (SSEN Lead Project Manager) quote: ‘We are delighted to have Omexom on board to support us in delivering the world’s first 400kV Green Gas for Grid (G3) substation. We look forward to building on our already successful working relationship to deliver this industry leading and innovative substation, that will play a key role in supporting the transition to net zero emissions.’