With the modernisation and upgrading of the Sopron–Szombathely–Szentgotthárd railway lines and improving the service quality of passenger transport, GYSEV Zrt.’s objective is to significantly increase passenger and freight traffic in this section. This is in accordance with the European Union’s efforts to shift road passenger and freight traffic increasingly to railways.
GYSEV Zrt. could realise significant improvements, including the electrification of lines (e.g. Sopron–Szombathely–Szentgotthárd railway line). As a result of these developments, traffic (the number of trains) considerably increased which caused growing power demand and consumption.
The Sopron West transformer station, owned by GYSEV Zrt., provides the power feed-in of the electrified lines no. 8, 9, 15 and 508. The installed primary equipment has suitable functional safety because it had been replaced earlier but secondary equipment is obsolete and worn. Therefore, its functional safety constantly deteriorates even with rising maintenance and operating costs. This does not only threaten the functional safety of the railway but the functional safety of the connected power system as well.
Due to the above, the project involved the lifetime extension of power supply system components in order to ensure functional safety and the capacity expansion to increase the utilisation rate of the railway network and to meet future demands.
Project completed: 30 July 2015
Investment value: HUF 1,279,754,000
During the project, our Company provided project management and ensured cooperation between specialised construction supervisors. Our activities also included cost control and quantity surveying tasks, as well as certification of the Contractor’s monthly and overall performance.