Belarus: The 330/110/10kV Minsk North power substation feeding energy to the Belarusian capital city has been upgraded and rebuilt.
The substation was built in 1968 and then first reconstructed in 1987.
The decision to reconstruct the power substation was prompted by the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant and its connections to the national power grid.
North China Power Engineering Company (NCPE) was the general contractor in the project. Construction and installation work was done by OAO Electrocentrmontazh.
Since the Minsk North power substation has to cater to a large number of consumers, reconstruction had to be done without turning off the primary equipment at a live power substation.
The Minsk North power substation takes electricity from the 330 kV backbone grid and passes it on to the 110 kV grid of Minsk and the oblast.
Thanks to the reconstruction the transformer capacity of the Minsk North power substation has been increased by 50% and now stands at 600 MVA.
Source: Belarus News