Press release: Linxon wins order to deliver compensator extension project at Burwell 400 kV substation for National Grid, UK

April 12, 2021

National Grid has awarded Linxon a compensator extension project at the Burwell 400 kV substation in United Kingdom. The upgraded station will provide network stability for the grid in line with the Net Zero and network security commitments undertaken by National Grid. 

The Linxon scope consists of  the design, supply, installation and commissioning of two new 225 MVAR Mechanically Switched Capacitors with dampening network (MSCs) bays inclusive of the associated civil works to extend the substation site. The MSCs contribute to network stability and fault prevention across the UK transmission network.

“We are proud to support National Grid in increasing UK transmission network stability as we embark upon the RIIO-T2 regulatory period and seek to effectively integrate large scale renewable generation.” says Stefan Reisacher, Linxon interim CEO.

Linxon commenced operations on September 1, 2018, undertaking turnkey electrical alternating current substation projects related to renewable and conventional power generation, power transmission and transportation solutions. Substations enable the efficient and reliable transmission and distribution of electricity. Within the substation, switchgear controls and protects the network from power outages and facilitates reliable electricity supply.

Example of mechanically switched capacitors with dampening network

About Linxon

We combine Hitachi ABB Power Grids deep technological knowledge and SNC-Lavalin’s project management expertise to create a company dedicated to substations. As one of the leading engineering companies, we help our customers with turnkey solutions in the field of substations for power transmission, renewable energy and transportation. As a single point of contact we combine the accumulated knowhow of key-suppliers and contractors so that customers benefit from efficient solutions, increased industrial productivity and a lower environmental impact. We work to shape energy solutions to empower sustainable connectivity.

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Kristina Holmström Matses

Head of Communications

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