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CEPS – Electricity tower masts

Electricity tower masts in Czech Republic

IDEA StatiCa Connection helped to create a new series of electricity tower masts in the Czech Republic. Thousands of them will be built with optimal use of steel.

Electricity transmission system in the Czech Republic is operated by the company CEPS. It builds the infrastructure and balances the supply of electricity with demand on a minute-by-minute basis. It develops the whole network through new projects and also cooperates with other transmission system operators throughout Europe and contributes to the development of the wider electricity market. CEPS engineering unit (CEPS Invest) started working on a new series of electricity tower masts. Their initial design was put on paper and engineers started to look into joint topologies – their safety and compliance with construction code.
It soon became clear that such an effective design requires a specific joint topology. IDEA StatiCa Connection was able to solve most of them right away. The rest was examined by IDEA development team and served as an inspiration for further development. Changes were implemented in weeks and IDEA StatiCa Connection was able to solve 100% of the joints CEPS Invest needed to continue with its projects. These tower masts will be deployed across the whole Czech Republic in 2016 and following years.

Some of the joints calculated in IDEA StatiCa Connection:

Head of CEPS INVEST engineering department, Mr. Cenek Laub:

Maintaining and developing electricity network of this size is full of challenging task. With IDEA StatiCa Connection, joint design got much easier and faster for us.
About CEPS:

CEPS Invest, a joint-stock company and a subsidiary of CEPS, is an engineering and contractor organization for electricity distribution facilities which specializes in high-voltage and extra-high-voltage plant (particularly 220kV and 400kV transmission substations and power lines including technological auxiliaries and protection and control equipment).

CEPS Invest’s principal customer is its parent company – CEPS, the Czech transmission system operator. Its core business activities consist of the provision of technical and design services for construction projects, complete engineering services and health and safety at work supervision both for implemented investment projects and the repair of Czech transmission system facilities.

CEPS Invest’s vision: “To be a reliable and high-quality contractor for investment projects within the Czech transmission system.”