Double win for Sweco when the Stockholm and Uppsala regions’ electricity grids is future-proofed
Comprehensive work to upgrade and future-proof the electricity grids in the Stockholm and Uppsala regions has been commenced by Svenska kraftnät. In a short period of time, Sweco has won two new assignments.
Svenska kraftnät will strengthen the Stockholm and Uppsala regions’ electricity grids to meet future needs of secure electricity supply. Under an assignment from the Swedish Energy Agency, Sweco has previously estimated that Sweden’s electricity consumption could increase by over 20 TWh by 2030.
Sweco has now been tasked with the project planning of a new 26 km overhead transmission line between Odensala in Sigtuna and Överby in Sollentuna with a higher voltage level than the existing line. In the Uppsala package, Sweco will also pre-plan the construction and renewal of about 100–150 km of overhead lines mainly in Uppsala County.
“Strengthening the electricity grid in the Stockholm and Uppsala regions is a prerequisite for the regions’ continued development. I am very proud of winning these two assignments. It is pleasing to be bestowed with confidence to continue to develop the core electricity grid in the region together with Svenska kraftnät,” says Conny Udd, Division Manager for Energy and Industry, Sweco Sweden.
Sweco’s assignment in the Uppsala region will start immediately and is expected to be completed at the end of 2023. The assignment in the Stockholm region will start in October 2022 and is expected to continue until 2028.