New substation Utrecht Zuid

ProRail commissioned the construction of a new substation at a special site: underneath the viaduct on the Waterlinieweg in Utrecht. Strukton Systems signed for the realisation and design. The new substation was to replace the old substation, which had been destroyed in a fire in 2010.

Client:
ProRail
Location:
Utrecht
Activity:
Energy systems
Country:
The Netherlands
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New substation Utrecht Zuid

Characteristics

Due to the special location of the new substation, horizontal transport was the only way to supply the equipment. Setting up the direct-current distribution board was quite an accomplishment. This distribution board consists of 25 unbroken fields. The fields were coupled and the distribution board was installed as a whole.

Testing and commissioning

Strukton Systems performed the testing and commissioning of the components in five phases and in close consultation with secondary contractors and ProRail. The old substation was taken out of service and dismantled when all installations had been commissioned successfully.