Under the main grid
Constructing a transmission line is a long process, which first sees the light of day on a map, many years before becoming a feature of the landscape. Nowadays, future transmission line rights-of-way can be presented to landowners and partners with the help of 3D modelling.
Expropriation is a normal means of executing a linear construction project. The procedure begins when the project commences and an expropriation permit application is submitted, and it ends when compensation is assessed and paid following construction work. Landowners have the opportunity to give their views on the transmission line route during the planning phase and the expropriation permit application phase.
The Forest Line, which will be completed in 2022, is a transmission line connection between Petäjävesi in Central Finland and Muhos in North Ostrobothnia. The tree-clearing work, which began in autumn 2019, is a major job, requiring the removal of 60,000 cubic metres of material.
There is a new addition to the series of idea cards produced by Fingrid for landowners. The new card concerns landscaping power line areas near buildings if the landowner’s plot and yard are located in or near a power line area. The boundary between the yard and the power line area can be made less […]
The low rumble of an excavator breaks the silence of the riverbank at Tallikangas, in Vaala, Finland. Furrows one metre wide and half a metre deep criss-cross the field in a grid pattern, as excavation work enters its second day. The aim is to investigate whether the planned route for a 400 + 110 kilovolt transmission line runs through an archaeologically valuable area, perhaps containing remains of Stone-Age settlements.
Finland will begin to renew the main grid’s 110 kilovolt transmission lines in North Karelia next year. The wooden towers are more than 50 years old and aging. They will be replaced with sturdy steel towers, which can also withstand heavy hoarfrost loads in the winter.