The new tram line was built in the city for the first time within the last 30 years. It has connected the largest residential area Sykhiv, which is home to about 150,000 residents of Lviv, with the city center. Total length of the new tram line is 11.5 km.
As noted by Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovy - "Tram to Sykhiv" is one of the largest infrastructural projects implemented in Ukraine since independence times. Capacity of the new line is up to 8 thousand passengers per hour. It is expected that 48 thousand Lviv residents will use the tram daily.
EBRD provided a loan in the amount of ˆ 6 million, and German Federal Ministry of Environment provided a parallel investment grant in the amount of ˆ 5 million to implement the project. This project is aimed at improving the reliability and efficiency of ecological city electric transport, as well as at significant reduction of emissions from cars.
PLUTON, one of the leaders in the field of power distribution equipment, has developed and implemented a simple and unique solution for the new line power supply - modern three-unit modular traction substation. Modular substation is unique and built using innovative technical solutions designed to significantly reduce substation operating costs and extend the life of equipment.
Three-unit modular traction substation
Specialists of the company implemented "turnkey" project, including full range of works: installation, commissioning and start-up of the substation.
Reliable power supply is provided with a modern system of traction equipment, which is automatically controlled by SCADA system. All systems control voltage supply is provided by auxiliaries system. Modular substation is equipped with lighting, ventilation, air-conditioning, heating, and is equipped with a fire alarm system.
All substation equipment conforms to international standards, ensures reliability of power supply, safe operation and easy maintenance. Distinctive feature of equipment produced by PLUTON is a build in a modern microprocessor control system providing monitoring of parameters, diagnostics, protection, logging of all transient processes, analysis and implementation of control algorithms.
6 kV MV switchgears NEX series
Rectifier VTPED series and negative busbar switchgear RU-825OSH
DC switchgears RU-600
SCADA cabinet (left), auxiliaries equipment (right)
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Modular substation is equipped with a modern integrated SCADA system using the main (FOCL) and backup (GSM) communication channels. SCADA system allows operator to make the necessary switching of substation equipment and constantly monitor its operation remotely from operator control center. Thus, the modular substation does not require constant presence of personnel, and its maintenance is limited only by periodic technical inspections.
PLUTON congratulates residents of Lviv with the opening of a new tram line and wishes this project to become the starting point for further development of the city transport infrastructure!