ABB is providing equipment to connect Goteborg Energi's 5.5MW Save solar farm in Sweden to the Scandinavian country's grid.

Work on the plant, which is located near Save airport outside Gothenburg, started this week on an 11-hectare site.

ABB is delivering a substation with switchgear, distribution transformers and relays, as well as control equipment and inverters.

The company's Ability platform will also provide smart monitoring, troubleshooting and control for the project, which is expected to come online in November.

Goteborg Energi managing director Alf Engqvist said: “With our investment we will increase the production of renewable electricity and take another step towards a renewable energy system.

“We have always had great experience and relations with ABB and so it felt quite natural to include them in this journey.”

ABB Sweden managing director Johan Soderstrom said: “It is great to be part of Sweden's largest solar energy investment, together with Göteborg Energi.

“The changeover to renewable energy sources in the electricity grid is ongoing and sustainable power supply is crucial for the future. Advanced technology and digital solutions will play an important role in the energy transition.”