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Rothienorman substation comes online as part of 400kV project

Jul 6, 2021
Substations
Posted by Patrick Haddad

The Rothienorman substation, located in Aberdeenshire, has been energised after having first been granted planning permission back in 2012.

Following the completion of building works in April this year, overhead line contractor MSVE has been working to redirect the first of the circuits into the substation allowing Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Transmission to energise the substation along with the substation contractor Siemens BAM.

A spokesman for SSEN explained: “The energisation process commenced on June 10 and we are delighted to confirm that as of yesterday June 23, we have now successfully energised all of the major components of the substation.

“In the coming weeks the project will be diverting the remaining overhead line circuits and completing the various ground reinstatement works around the substation before phase 2 of the development commences in early 2022.

Source: Grampian Online

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Energie Hochspannung / Oto Zapletal / Pixabay / Free for commercial use

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