POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Energy

Electrical networks are essential for linking energy generation and consumption. Recent development has meant that they have become more complex and secure, as they transmit highly sensitive information. Moreover, in order to handle increasing competition from emerging markets, the cost of these facilities must be optimized while at the same time, maintaining the highest quality of service.

One of the important challenges facing this sector is integrating the “smart grid” concept at all levels of energy generation, transport, and distribution. It requires new tools for predicting consumption and supporting dispatch. Additionally, installing industrial or domestic smart-meters by incorporating cyber-security measures and developments according to communication standards, particularly with regard to IEC61850, must be taken into consideration. 

There remain other issues that highlight the need for suitably adapted grids and illustrate the growth of this sector, notably the following – 

The long distances between generation and consumption sites in Africa, The US, Russia and China; offshore wind and submarine power cable projects; the development of better inter-country electrical connections; and the providing of a constant source of energy  for islands.

IKOS is involved in developing such solutions and participates in numerous projects, including those involving high voltage, auxiliary, protections, control systems, telecommunications, and more. 

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  • FRIPT PROJECT, CONGO

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    FRIPT PROJECT, CONGO

    RELIABILITY AND REHABILITATION OF POWER GENERATION AND TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE IN CONGO

     

    PROJECT BACKGROUND

    The FRIPT project was launched in order to ensure a reliable electrical power supply to mining projects based in Congo.

     

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    IKOS is responsible for providing management support to this consortium project involving France, Belgium, Germany and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The activities undertaken by IKOS include: technical coordination; planning and reporting; factory testing supervision and support for FAT (India, China and Germany); customer relationship management; quality monitoring; configuration and communication monitoring; contract supervision; and logistics assistance.

    TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENT

    #Energy #HV electrical substation #HVDC #International

  • 400 KV MOBILE SUBSTATION IN BISKRA, ALGERIA

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    400 KV MOBILE SUBSTATION IN BISKRA, ALGERIA

    IKOS HAS PARTNERED WITH SIEMENS TO CREATE A PIONEERING 400 KV MOBILE HIGH-VOLTAGE SUBSTATION ON A MOBILE TRAILER

     

    PROJECT BACKGROUND

    Mobile substations are compact solutions for connecting to the power grid, as they do not require much civil engineering or on-site work. IKOS became involved through the building of two screened lines for the connection of a combined-cycle plant in Algeria.

     

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    IKOS was responsible for studying the LV design, verifying and correcting diagrams, and preparing LV equipment specifications.

    IKOS was also involved in the management of the turnkey project.

    TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENT

    #Energy #T&D #PPS #Mobile substations #HV

  • PARAMETERIZATION, TESTING AND COMMISSIONING

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    PARAMETERIZATION, TESTING AND COMMISSIONING

    IKOS IS INVOLVED IN PARAMETERIZING, TESTING AND COMMISSIONING HV / MV ELECTRIC SUBSTATIONS WITH DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGIES FROM VARIOUS MANUFACTURERS IN EUROPE AND AROUND THE WORLD (FRANCE AND ITS OVERSEAS TERRITORIES, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, RUSSIA, SLOVENIA, TURKEY, MAURITIUS, KENYA, NIGERIA, SOUTH AFRICA, CAMEROON, ALGERIA, LIBYA, BRAZIL, AND AUSTRALIA)

     

    PROJECT BACKGROUND

    In the context of power evacuation from the central supply (photovoltaic, wind, nuclear, combined-cycle, etc.), as well as the construction, extension, and modification of HV electrical grids, IKOS participates in the projects involving gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), air-insulated switchgear (AIS), mobile and HVDC substations, and static VAR compensators (SVC).

     

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    IKOS carries out all aspects of the project, including site preparation, parameterization, platform testing, FAT, and the utilizing of digital control systems. Site testing and commissioning of the primary equipment (transformers, switches, circuit breakers, etc.), as well as secondary equipment for HV/MV substations and solar power plants is also performed.

    TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENT

    #Energy #T&D #HV Electrical Substations #Protections #Digital Control Systems

  • ELECTRICITY GRID EXPERTISE

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    ELECTRICITY GRID EXPERTISE

    IKOS PARTICIPATES IN ELECTRICITY GRID STUDIES FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONS (PLANTS, REFINERIES, COMMERCIAL PROJECTS, etc.)

    PROJECT BACKGROUND

    IKOS participates in grid expertise studies aimed at improving the quality of the electrical grid and optimizing protection, control and operating systems.

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    For projects involving factories, power plants and power stations, refineries or tertiary facilities, IKOS carries out selectivity studies, protection plans, and setting adjustment for SCHNEIDER, SIEMENS, and ABB protections. IKOS also works on transient stability studies, harmonic filtering, and dimensioning of compensation systems.

    TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENT

    #Energy #T&D #Grid expertise #Protections