Salten Substation, Norway
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Salten Substation, Norway

By Carmen 08 Oct 2021

Salten Substation is a 420kV substation located in Salten, Northern Norway, Norway.

The Salten Substation project’s construction has begun in 2020. The works are expected to be commissioned in 2023.


Salten Substation project, which is a new substation, will be operated by Statnett SF.

The designed voltage level of the substation is 420/132kV and the operating voltage level is 420/132kV.

The step-in voltage of the project is 420kV and the step-out voltage is 132kV.

Salten Substation project development status

The development of the Salten Substation project was approved by Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate in 2020. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2023. Approximately $71m was financed by the authorities to undertake the construction works of the project.

Contractors involved in Salten Substation project

Elecnor was appointed by Statnett SF to undertake design and construction works of the Salten Substation.

About Statnett SF

Statnett SF (Statnett) is an energy utility company that transmits and distributes electricity through its grid infrastructure. The company operates, develop, maintain and monitor transmission grid, cables and power lines of the Norwegian energy system. It has a communication network of optical fibre to monitor and control from its one national control center and three regional centers in Norway facilities. The company has a presence in Finland, Sweden, Russia, Denmark and the Netherlands. Statnett serves residential, industrial and commercial consumers in Norway. Statnett is headquartered in Raipas, Norway.


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