Press Release: Linxon wins 400 kV turnkey Air Insulated Substation (AIS) order with Svenska Kraftnät (SvK)

November 20, 2023

Continuing its collaboration with the Swedish transmission systems operator, Linxon brings its expertise to the Messaure substation in Jokkmokk, northern Sweden.

Linxon’s brownfield development of a new 8-bay 400 kV AIS substation forms a key component of the planned Aurora power line. A Swedish-Finnish collaboration, the Aurora Line is a European Project of Common Interest (PCI) designed to secure an important part of future Nordic electricity supply, as well as that of the common European market.

In early October 2023, Svenska Kraftnät was granted a government concession for the Swedish part of the line, which joins Messaure to the Finnish border at Risudden and the Torne River. Linxon will start work on the Messaure substation in Jokkmokk in April 2024.

“We have undertaken similar projects with SvK in northern Sweden,” said Andreas Burstedt, Managing Director for Linxon Nordics. “We are delighted to be part of building tomorrow’s electricity grid. Thank you to Svenska Kraftnät for their continued trust.”

Commissioning planned for 2025, the Aurora Line will increase cross-border capacity by approximately 900 MW from Finland to Sweden and 800 MW from Sweden to Finland. Climate impact reduction is also promised with increased electricity trading capacity, equalised electricity prices between Finland and the rest of the Nordic region and reduced dependency on fossil fuel electricity production.

Linxon supports customers globally in the creation of stronger, smarter, greener grids, adapted to meet the needs of an evolving power landscape. Focused on grid stability, reliability and code compliance, Linxon offers turnkey solutions incorporating design, manufacture, supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of established Hitachi Energy power products. The company is currently working on similar projects for Svenska Kraftnät in Ringhals, Hall, Grundfors and Kilanda.

   Messaure contract signing between SvK and Linxon

About Linxon

Founded in 2018, Linxon combines AtkinsRéalis project management expertise and Hitachi Energy’s industry-leading technological knowledge in a partnership forming a leading engineering company. Linxon is building the infrastructure to power the world with carbon-free technology by offering turnkey solutions in the areas of substations for power transmission, renewable energy, and transportation.