Ramboll has been provisionally awarded several framework agreements with the TSO Statnett with a potential contract value of NOK 1.6 billion over the next eight years. These agreements will assist Statnett in expanding the electrical grid to support Norway’s green transition.
Electrification of the Norwegian society requires a large and rapid expansion of the electrical grid. The establishment of new and profitable businesses in Norway depends on increased grid capacity and a significant increase in power generation in the years to come. Add to that all the existing businesses with ambitious plans to decarbonise and electrify their operations, as well as the fact that 80 % of new cars sold in Norway are electric vehicles, and the country has an energy system that will have to undergo huge changes in the years to come. In fact, according to Statnett’s Long-term Analysis from March this year, the power consumption is expected to increase by more than 50% by 2050.
Ramboll has now won several framework agreements with the Norwegian Transmission System Operator Statnett, which is responsible in the Norwegian electrical grid for matching supply with demand. Ramboll will contribute to increasing the capacity of the grid by providing design and owner’s engineering services for Statnett’s projects. It will also help Statnett reduce the lead times caused by the increasing number of grid connection applications in recent years.
The value of the three lots Ramboll has won is an average of nearly NOK 200 million per year for the next four years with an option for four years’ extension.
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