CERN found a partner from Finland
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, has chosen Finnish Arcteq to be the supplier of the protection relays for its electricity supply.
CERN is renewing the protection relays within the next five years. The Finnish company was chosen after a technical evaluation and a bidding contest. Arcteq convinced CERN with its advanced technical features and the good record of accomplishment of products.
“This contract is an important reference for us, we were competing side by side with the largest protection relay manufacturers in the world,” marketing and sales manager Robert Olander says. “To an operator like CERN, the reliability of the electricity supply and the operation of protection relays is extremely important. This contract is an acknowledgement to the relay expertise of Arcteq.”
The first batch will be delivered next month. An extensive training package is part of the agreement, and the full value of the contract is over half a million euros.
Arcteq designs, markets, sells and supports protection relays, arc flash protection systems and measuring and monitoring equipment for electrical utility as well as traditional and renewable power generation. All products are designed and manufactured in Finland.
Over 90 per cent of the production is exported to countries like South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brazil, the US and South Africa.