High-Speed Line Antwerp - Meer

Strukton Systems was awarded the turnkey delivery of the electrical power supply for the newly built high-speed line between Antwerp and Meer (on the Belgian-Dutch border) on behalf of the Belgian Railways (NMBS).

Client:
Enexis
Location:
Antwerp-Meer
Activity:
Energy systems
Country:
Belgium
HSL3
HSL1
HSL2
HSL4

Scope of supply

The scope of supply comprised the construction of the 150/25/15kV substation Noorderdokken situated north of the city of Antwerp and 4 pieces of 25kV autotransformer stations. These autotransformer stations were built along the track in the vicinity of the towns of Brasschaat, Brecht, Minderhout and Meer.

A special tunnel was constructed between the autotransformer stations of Brecht and Brasschaat. Strukton Systems provided load break switches to shut down the power supply in case of an emergency. The same switches were installed at both sides of the Noorderkempen railway station.
The connection between Antwerp North to Antwerp Central Station was built underground.

The power supply on the catenary system in the tunnel is 3kV DC. Strukton designed and constructed the facilities to power the catenary system. Strukton also designed, programmed and installed the SCADA system to operate the electrical power infrastructure. Strukton Systems’ scope of supply of services consisted of engineering, procurement, construction, testing, commissioning and certification of the complete system.

Project summary

Summary

  • Design, procurement and construction of:
    - 150/25/15kV switchyard and substation
    - 25kV autotransformer stations
    - 25kV disconnecting facilities
    - 25kV cable connections
    - 3kV power system for the Antwerp tunnel
  • Design, procurement and programming of the SCADA system
  • Testing and commissioning