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80-tonne transformer delivered to Itzehoe-Mitte substation

Sep 24, 2021
Misc
Posted by Patrick Haddad

Schleswig-Holstein Netz has delivered a new 110/60 kV transformer to the Itzeheo-Mitte substation.

After a journey of around 750 kilometres, the large 110/60 kV transformer, manufactured by SGB-SMIT GmbH in Regensburg, arrived at the construction site in Gasstraße by heavy goods transport. The 80 tonne transformer was moved to its final location and placed on the prepared foundations.

The 7.40 metre long, 3.92 metre wide and 4.82 metre high transformer has a capacity of 50 megavolt amperes (MVA). The commissioning of the large transformer, which will supply customers in the Kellinghusen district, among others, will take place in the course of this week.

“The biggest challenge in this measure was the timely coordination of all trades and the logistical effort of the heavy load transport,” reports Holger Dwenger, Project Manager Construction / Planning Transformer Stations. “It is only through the good cooperation of all those involved that such short construction times of only five days can be realised.”

The new 50 MVA transformer is connected to the Hohenlockstedt, Kellinghusen and Brokstedt substations via a 60 kV overhead line and also serves to accommodate renewable energies in this region.

“By renewing the large transformer and the high-voltage components, we are ensuring the usual high level of supply security for our customers in the Kellinghusen district,” says Andre Linnenschmidt, head of the responsible SH Netz network centre in Dägeling.

The four transformers in the Itzehoe-Mitte substation have a total capacity of 153 MVA. In addition to the new 50 MVA transformer, SH Netz operates one 40 MVA and two 31.5 MVA transformers. The technical systems are monitored and controlled 365 days a year by SH Netz’s central grid control centre in Rendsburg.

Source: SH Netz

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Umspannwerk / Michael Schwarzenberger / Pixabay / Free for commercial use

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