HV switches for ČEPS projects in 2021

Plzeň, Czech Republic, December 2020 – ČEPS, the main TSO in the Czech Republic, has confirmed its planned projects for next year and ordered the respective products and services. For the projects Kočín, Havlíčkův Brod-Mírovka, Výškov, Čechy střed, Prosenice, Krasíkov and Opočínek, R&S SERW will manufacture, deliver and put into service a total of 565 high voltage switches and support insulators.

Some specifications of the projects:

  • 15 horizontal disconnectors with ratings of 110 kV, 3150 A, 50 kA/1s
  • 186 pantograph, vertical, horizontal disconnectors as well as earthing switches with ratings of 400 kV, 3150/4000 A, 50/63 kA/1s
  • 30 horizontal disconnectors with ratings of 220 kV, 2000 A, 40 kA/1s
  • 334 support insulators with ratings of 110 kV, 220 and 400 kV
  • Delivery, adjustments and putting into service included

The complete scope of the order must be manufactured and delivered from March 2021 to August 2021. The short time period will be a real challenge for the production planning, logistics and services. Careful coordination of all departments will be of highest importance.

“The main goal for the future is to show that our company is able to deliver the project in time and in good quality. The reference is very important for entering new markets”, stated Pavel Chalus, Sales Director at R&S SERW.

About ČEPS
ČEPS is the main Transmission System Operator in the Czech Republic. The company is responsible for the maintenance and upgrade of 43 substations as well as 5,517 km transmission lines.

About R&S SERW
R&S SERW is part of the Swiss-based R&S Group, a leading provider of electrical infrastructure products in key markets. Founded in 1993 from the Skoda factory, R&S SERW has developed into one of the leading switching device manufacturers in Europe. Thanks to many years of experience in the field of power products with a focus on switching devices, R&S SERW is a competent and reliable partner for customers all over the world.