2020 is a big year for SCiBreak. We have started our first major customer project, providing grid protection for the Swedish Transport Administration, and we will also develop medium voltage DC switchgear as part of an upcoming EU research project. With our growing commitments ahead, our team needs to be expanded.
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SCiBreak has been selected by Trafikverket (the Swedish Transport Administration) to develop and supply equipment for the Swedish rail network. Swedish railways are seeing increasing passenger streams, resulting in a need for more traffic. The power supply system needs to be upgraded, but this often leads to excessive short-circuit currents in case of faults, which are damaging, and therefore are not allowed. SCiBreak will provide ultra-fast circuit breakers that can interrupt fault currents before damage is done.
“The technology provided by SCiBreak can enable us at Trafikverket to upgrade the railway power supply network at low cost as well as to avoid damage to equipment and distortions to rail traffic”, says Mårten Eklund, project leader at Trafikverket.
“We are proud of the confidence shown in us and our technology, by Trafikverket, and we will do our best to meet their expectations”, says Staffan Norrga, CEO of SCiBreak.
The total order sum is 38 MSEK which includes development work, delivery and commissioning of ten circuit breakers.
For more information, contact Staffan Norrga (070-5601584, email@example.com).
SCiBreak AB is a Swedish company founded in 2014 to commercialize new technology for interrupting electric current. Our unique and patented technology allows users to protect electric power systems against short-circuit faults at minimum cost. We are located in Järfälla outside Stockholm, and our roots are with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. We have been supported by Innoenergy during our development.
SCiBreak has been accepted as a partner in the PROMOTioN project, which is part of the EU-financed Horizon 2020 program. The project seeks to develop meshed HVDC offshore grids on the basis of cost-effective and reliable technological innovation. It gathers more than 30 partners among manufacturers, TSOs, consultants and academia and has a budget of more than 50 MEUR.
SCiBreak will contribute in several ways to the project.
SciBreak is moving into new facilities in Kallhäll north of Stockholm. The new facilities comprise 100 m2 in the ground floor for test setup and workshop and 100 m2 office is available on the upper floor.
SCiBreak will,together with the Swedish TSO Svenska Kraftnät and the Belgian university KU Leuven, carry out a development project — HIBREAK — to develop and verify a high-speed DC circuit breaker module for 40 kV, 10 kA with operation time below 5 ms. The project runs during 2017-2018 and includes testing for Proof Of Concept for validation of SCiBreak’s DC circuit breaker technology.
The project will be funded by Innoenergy, the Swedish Energy Agency and Svenska Kraftnät.