- Increased power supply security in Amstetten
- Comprehensive work at the grid connection point ensures a future with secure energy for the centre of Austria’s Mostviertel regio
- IGrounding work for substation construction to start in the spring
- Guaranteed smooth process despite COVID-related restrictions
The Amstetten substation, a central component of the power grid of utility provider Stadtwerke Amstetten, will be modernised and rendered fit for the future. In order to ensure a continued secure power supply for Amstetten’s population of 24,000, additional switchgear must be constructed, existing cables will have to be rerouted and new protective and control technology must be implemented. EQOS Energie Österreich GmbH was commissioned with the implementation of this project worth more than EUR 1 million. “We will start the initial grounding work for the new construction of the substation as early as this spring,” Uwe Trampnau, Managing Director for the Energy Technology division at EQOS Energie Austria, explained about the procedure for the construction project. The conclusion of this electrotechnical modernisation is planned for the end of 2022.
Sound expertise for smooth operations
EQOS Energie is one of the leading service providers of complex network infrastructures and has teams of specialists with many years of experience and comprehensive expertise. Besides their technical skills, they are also excellently prepared for any COVID-related challenges. Apart from the development of a comprehensive technical concept covering the entire substation, the requirements of Stadtwerke Amstetten also include the consideration of possible time and logistical delays due to the COVID pandemic. “The currently unpredictable situation requires enormous flexibility on the part of the entire team,” said Markus Mairhofer, head of the responsible Substations profit center for Central Austria. “During project planning, we also had to take into account sickness rates and delays in material deliveries, which isn’t all that easy. But the entire team is extremely flexible and stress-resistant, so we are fully prepared and optimistic about starting this construction project,” Mairhofer said.
Significant improvement of supply certainty
Based on the investment in the construction of the substation, Stadtwerke Amstetten makes an important contribution, so the town of Amstetten, which constitutes an important area of Lower Austria´s Mostviertel region, takes an enormous step towards a future-proof power supply. Jürgen Hürner, director of Stadtwerke Amstetten: “The population in Amstetten enjoys a great quality of life which we would like to further improve. By investing comprehensively in the construction of our own substation, we make a significant contribution to maintaining supply certainty for private customers as well as our town’s businesses.”
The EQOS Energie team is delighted that utility provider Stadtwerke Amstetten entrusts them with this important modernisation project.
Photo: Stadtwerke Amstetten