Greta Brännlund nominated for Power Woman of the Year 2021

Every year, the association Kraftkvinnorna nominates Kraftkvinna of the Year. The award has been established to make women in the energy sector visible and uplifting, to broaden the recruitment base and attract more people to the industry. With more female role models, the hope is that more women will be attracted to the industry. This year, the nominations break records, almost 170 women have been nominated, which is absolutely fantastic!

One of the nominated women is our Assistant Business Area Manager Transmission, Greta Brännlund. Greta is the only nominee who represents the entrepreneurial side of the industry.

– It feels fantastic to represent Craftor but also the entrepreneurial side of our industry. I am convinced that the industry needs and would benefit from more women and more female role models, says Greta.

The winner will be crowned on November 15 at Epicenter in Stockholm and of course we keep our fingers crossed for Greta!

Henrik Bolinder new CEO of Craftor

After 12 years as CEO of Craftor, it is time for Klas-Urban to leave the role of CEO to instead work with strategy issues centrally within the Eleda Group.

Henrik Bolinder has been appointed as the new CEO of Craftor from Ocotber first.

It is fantastic to, with the owners’ trust, have the opportunity to take over the role of CEO at Craftor. With great enthusiasm and humility, I look forward to, together with our employees, continuing to develop and drive Craftor forward, says Henrik.

Henrik has worked at Craftor since 2014 both as Business Area Manager and most recently in the role of Operations. Now we look forward to seeing him take on the role of CEO.

It has been a great privilege to work at Craftor together with our driven employees, knowledgeable suppliers and committed customers. From the bottom of my heart, I want to say a big thank you to you all for everything and for this time. It feels both amusing and safe that Henrik is now taking over, says former CEO Klas-Urban Hilberth.

We are building overhead lines in Hofors!

A project is currently underway in Hofors where we are rebuilding an overhead line for Vattenfall.

The reason for the redevelopment is that capacity must be increased due to expanded wind farms nearby. There are a total of 7 steel posts and 4 wooden posts to be replaced and this will be done in 2 periods.

The reason why all work cannot be done during a period, which was the original plan, is that the large industry Ovako in Hofors does not have the opportunity to have a break in its production for as many weeks as would then be required in the summer of 2021. Therefore, it has instead chosen to divide the work into two periods instead.

In the spring of 2021, we carried out preparatory groundwork on site.

The first period of rebuilding will be completed in the summer of 2021 and the second period in the summer of 2022.

We are renewing the switchgear in Västra Hamnen, Malmö

In Malmö, we currently have a station project where we are renewing the switchgear and replacing two transformers with a capacity of 130/10 kV for our customer Eon.

The switchgear is from the 70s, but the building in which the station is located is an old shipyard where boats were previously built.

Our work at the station began in September 2020 and is expected to be completed in October 2021. The calculation is SEK 31 million. The station distributes electricity to the entire Västra Hamnen in Malmö, which is a large residential and industrial area today.

The work that is currently underway and remains to be done in the future is various installations indoors, it will be dug outdoors to be able to splice outgoing cables and the installation of two transformers. The voltage setting is planned for 31/5.

70 kV transformer compartment for Carpe Futurum

Inside the Vattenfall CHP plant’s area in Uppsala, Craftor is currently working on completing an expansion of a switchgear linked to Vattenfall’s billion investment in Uppsala, intended to phase out the last fossil fuel to give Uppsala residents the opportunity for fossil-free heating called Carpe Futurum.

In this project, the East Stations department has also collaborated with our Distribution department. It is fantastic that we can use each other’s knowledge and experience within the Group and across departmental boundaries.

Our values

Our values are the cornerstones on which we rest Craftor’s corporate culture.

In a work to develop Craftor, we have now developed three new values that describe us.

The new values are Entrepreneurship, Commitment and Together.

Read more about our values here on our website under the tab About us.

Transformer replacements to meet future needs

In Vedum, we carry out two transformer replacements during the winter, setting up a new compartment and adapting the control room. Each transformer weighs approximately 18 tons.

The project is a framework agreement project at Vattenfall and the purpose is to give the station an increase in power so that you can meet the need for extra power supply in the area. The station is of an older nature and no major work has been done here for a long time.

The planning of the work began already in the spring of 2020, while the work itself gained momentum in mid-October. Today we have three fitters on site from Stationer SydVäst and it is expected to be ready in March 2021.

In this project, they have chosen not to do any total rebuilding, but they choose, among other things, to supplement with a used compartment. In addition, the transformer T2, which is now being replaced, will be reused in another station in the future. In this way, our customer saves both the environment and the economy, which is very good!