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Our Business Year 2018 at a Glance

Sissach, Switzerland, December 2018 – R&S is looking back on a successful year filled with many challenges and opportunities. Our comprehensive group portfolio has been extended, for example with special cast resin transformers for railway applications and DC disconnectors. New geographical markets were explored, such as the Nordics and parts of Asia. Furthermore, our market position in some key domestic markets could be strengthened due to the award of a number of important projects, one of which being the supply of 54 power transformers to the largest Polish network operator Tauron Dystrybucja.

Konya – Karaman Electrification Project

Sissach, Switzerland, December 2018 – The Turkish railway operator TCDD Taşımacılık together with Yapı Merkezi, a well-known Turkish constructor, commissioned Rauscher & Stoecklin to deliver 60 switching devices for the electrification of the over 200 km railway line between Konya and Karaman in Turkey. Thanks to the project, the travel time between Konya and Karaman has been reduced from 1 hour and 13 minutes to only 40 minutes.

Delivery of MV disconnectors for ČEZ Distribuce

Plzeň, Czech Republic, December 2018 – The company SERW and two other competitors were invited to submit their offers for the delivery of MV disconnectors for the newest project of ČEZ Distribuce, the biggest distribution system operator in the Czech Republic. SERW was awarded the new frame contract for 100% of the total volume.

First power transformer project for ČEZ Group

Łódź, Poland, November 2018 – After a long and precise audit process, ZREW Transformatory signed a 6-year framework agreement for producing and delivering transformers to ČEZ, the biggest producer of energy in the Czech Republic. The delivery of the first two transformers is planned for mid-2019.

Highly efficient transformers for Hamburger HOCHBAHN

Subbiano Arezzo, Italy, November 2018 – Hamburger HOCHBAHN AG, the largest transport company in Hamburg, has ordered 14 highly efficient Tesar cast resin transformers for its substations – this will increase the quality of life throughout Hamburg and beyond the borders of the city.

Project for Slovakian transmission system operator SEPS

Plzeň, Czech Republic, November 2018 – The Slovakian installation company Alter Energo assigned SERW with the delivery of multiple 420 kV disconnectors and earthing switches for the main transmission system operator in Slovakia SEPS. The project, located in Podunajské Biskupice, a borough of Bratislava, is very interesting from a view that the previous supplier of disconnectors and earthing switches was changed during the running project.

Transformers for hydroelectric power plants

Sissach, Switzerland, November 2018 – With a special helicopter from the Swiss company Rotex, five transformers were transported from the station Champéry to the higher located stations Gietroz and Clusanfe in the Swiss mountain region. There, the transformers provide a reliable power supply for the water pumps, pumping rainwater to the next higher station.

Re-electrification of several Belgian rail lines

Sissach, Switzerland, November 2018 – Rauscher & Stoecklin has engineered a double load break switch with a special signalization solution according to the specifications of the customer Infrabel, the main infrastructure manager of railways in Belgium. The custom-designed product will allow Infrabel to feed up and switch off the power on the catenary on load and to always have the right information about the status of the line.

The 1000th power transformer

Łódź, Poland, October 2018 – In the Polish transformer factory in Łódź, the headquarters of ZREW, a transformer with the serial number 1000 was produced this month. It is the culmination of over 60 years of experience in the production, diagnostics and service of power transformers.

Transformer for the Valmadrera Cogeneration Plant

Subbiano Arezzo, Italy, October 2018 – Tesar will deliver a 16.000 kVA cast resin transformer to the waste-to-energy plant in Valmadrera, Italy in the first quarter of 2019. There, the transformer will transform the voltage level from the steam turbines, operating by waste incineration, to the needed voltage level for the electricity grid.

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