Budapest, 8 May 2017 – Following a successful network refurbishment project in 2012–14, MVM OVIT is now taking part in the extension and consolidation of the CERN 400 kV network. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research founded in 1954, located near Geneva, operates the largest particle accelerator in the world.
In 2012, as a result of an international tender, MVM OVIT was awarded the refurbishment of the protection and control system of the 66 kV electrical network, which represents the backbone of the CERN transmission network and supplies the world’s largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider. MVM OVIT renovated the 66 kV network using devices developed and produced in Hungary.
In 2016, MVM OVIT was awarded a further contract covering the extension and consolidation of the CERN 400 kV network. On one hand, MVM OVIT will refurbish the 400 kV protection and control system of the existing CERN 400 kV substation; the design phase, pre-assembly and delivery of the protection and control system will take place in Hungary in 2016-17, followed in 2018-19 by the installation works on site. On the other hand MVM OVIT will design, install and commission the protection and control system of a new 400/66 kV substation. For this project, CERN decided to use the same products, developed and produced in Hungary, used for the overhauling of the 66 kV network. The complete project will be delivered in spring 2019 with the commissioning, which represents the most complex phase.
For the most part, MVM OVIT will perform the entire project relying on its own internal resources, as in 2012. MVM OVIT’s highly qualified engineering, technical and support staff are carrying out, and have successfully completed, similar complex projects at a number of places. After the implementation of the earlier project in 2012–2014, CERN expressed its appreciation of the quality of the professional work performed by MVM OVIT.
That CERN, a respected Intergovernmental Organisation, relies on our company’s knowledge, experience and expertise gives MVM OVIT an important reference in the area of electric grid development tasks as performed for foreign partners.
CERN – European Organization for Nuclear Research
At CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. At present the CERN organisation is operated by 22 member states – including Hungary – and more than 3000 staff members and 13 000 users (associated members of the personnel) take part in its research.
MVM OVIT Zrt.
MVM OVIT Zrt., as a member of the successful, state-owned MVM Group, also determinant on the regional level, is the constructing, implementing and manufacturing company of Hungary’s energy sector with the widest scope of activities. For almost 70 years it has performed the construction, maintenance and improvement of high-voltage transmission lines and performs the electric and control engineering, mechanical and maintenance tasks in the operation of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant. In addition to its tasks performed in the MVM Group, the company undertakes an important role in the construction, maintenance, and development projects for domestic power plants, electricity suppliers, railway companies, major industrial consumers and foreign clients as well. The company also takes an active part in the development of power plants utilising renewing energy resources and in the introduction and application of innovative technologies.