Add to that all the existing businesses with ambitious plans to decarbonize and electrify their operations as well as the fact that 80 percent of new cars sold in Norway are electric vehicles, and you have an energy system that will have to undergo massive changes in the years to eat.
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 (TSO) Statnett, which is responsible for the Norwegian electrical grid and for matching supply with demand.
The stand-still period ends October 19, 2023. Ramboll will assist Statnett in increasing the capacity of the electrical grid by providing design and owner's engineering services for Statnett's projects. Ramboll's assistance 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. Some 200 people from Ramboll will be working full time on the contract for the first four years.
“As a partner for sustainable change with a strong focus on decarbonisation, Ramboll is thrilled to support Statnett in strengthening the backbone of the green transition by updating the electrical grid and making it capable of handling the increasing amounts of renewable energy”, says John Ammentorp , responsible for Power Systems globally in Ramboll.
Ole-Petter Thunes, Managing Director of Ramboll in Norway adds: “We won the framework agreement thanks to our comprehensive experience and competencies in power systems as well as the solutions and the price we offered. ”
Energy is a rapidly growing business area in Ramboll, and a decisive goal in Ramboll's strategy is to become the global industry leader in the green energy transition. Today, Ramboll's energy business employs 2,000 experts. The company expects the number to rise to 3,000 in 2025.