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Commission awarded: EQOS Energie to perform partial expansion of two line switching fields

On behalf of TenneT, the Dörpen West substation will be expanded by mid-2018

On behalf of German network operator TenneT TSO GmbH, EQOS Energie will expand the new Dörpen West substation, which was constructed in several installments by 2016. The electrotechnical work comprised the partial expansion of the two line switching fields including all primary and secondary technical work. The remodeling work started in October 2017 and will likely be concluded in mid-2018.

During this project, EQOS Energie is responsible for all electrotechnical work. Among others, this includes installation of the grounding system, which is performed in parallel to the construction of the foundations, as well as the fitting of all devices. Before the primary technical stranding can be done, circuit breakers, converters, line disconnector switches and surge arresters will be installed. Subsequently, the secondary technology and its wiring will be expanded.

“We are delighted to implement the new construction of the two line switching fields on behalf of TenneT,” said Robert Schaetzke, managing director at EQOS Energie Germany and responsible for the Energy Technology business field. “The goal of the expansion is the improvement of the transmission capacity between Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia, so that future feed-in power from the offshore wind parks of the North Sea via the Dörpen West substation to the consumption centers of the Ruhr area can be transferred.”

EQOS Energie have been active in Germany since 1920. With nearly 100 years of experience in the planning, construction, optimisation and maintenance of complex technical infrastructures, the company realised numerous projects in the area of energy technology. The engineers and fitters employed by EQOS Energie work in an interdisciplinary fashion and across national borders. The scope of services covers all facilities and systems for generating, transmitting and applying electricity and data in the fields of Energy, Telecommunication, Railway and Buildings.