Denmark’s energy consumption is expected to increase by more than 100% by 2035, according to the Danish Energy Agency. 

This will place massive demands on the existing energy infrastructure, including the electricity grid. 

The Danish transmission system operator, Energinet, will need to retrofit or build up to 100 substations across the country in the next 10-15 years. Ramboll won the owner’s engineer contract to retrofit the first three substations, which includes both project management and implementing all phases from design to commissioning. 

Upgrading Denmark’s critical energy infrastructure is a key enabler of the country’s green energy transition. By performing the upgrade, Ramboll helps minimise the risk of bottlenecks as more green energy from solar and offshore windfarms enters the electricity grid. 

“As the first consultant in Denmark, we will handle the project from A to Z for Energinet and be responsible for procurement, planning, health and safety, and construction management, in addition to the traditional design of the substations,” says John Ammentorp, Country Market Director for Energy in Denmark. 

The project is part of an approx. DKK 416 million framework contract that Energinet awarded to Ramboll in 2020.

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