OMEXOM Master Thesis - High Voltage Substation digitalization at VINCI Energies

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High Voltage Substation digitalization

Implementation of communication protocol IEC 61850

What enables the implementation of communication protocol IEC 61850 in a substation? What measures, sensors, and communications protocols are to be implemented? What benefits can be brought to the digitalisation process? And what must be prioritised during this operation?

The digitalisation of our society is part of the energy transition. It helps with data collection, fault detection and preventive maintenance. It also reduces operation work and intervention time. Implementation of those new technologies can also bring energy efficiency.

More and more substations move from standard hard-wired communication to digital communication via the protocol IEC 61850. The protocol is used for communication between components in the substation and the IEDs/relays as well as between the substation and the SCADA system. Using the IEC 61850 protocol in substation gives faster communication, and the possibility to collect more data and has also a positive impact on the environment as it reduces the number of copper cables used.

The task consists in a study of the major differences between a standard system and an IEC 61850 system and development solutions for a smooth transition to IEC 61850 when building new substations.

The student will work with the Business Unit manager and Project managers to assure a deep understanding. Visits on-site will help the student’s work. Collaboration with our customers will give access to the existing configuration and expected requirements. The student will benefit from the complementary views on the transmission network and might be involved in some design cases.

The master thesis/bachelor thesis must:

  • Realise a state of art of IEC 61850 in a high-voltage substation
  • Suggest actions for a smooth implementation of IEC 61850
  • Quantify the benefits
  • Develop the principles of the design for a digitalised station

You will be based in Stockholm starting from January – February. Further, the master thesis can lead to possible recruitment and career in the Omexom network and VINCI Energies group.


Company Description

VINCI Energies

In a world undergoing constant change, VINCI Energies focuses on connections, performance, energy efficiency and data to fast-track the rollout of new technologies and support two major changes: the digital transformation and the energy transition. With their strong regional roots and agile organisational structure, VINCI Energies’ business units boost the reliability, safety and efficiency of energy, transport and communication infrastructure, factories and buildings.

Working at VINCI Energies means contributing to achievements that make everyday life both easier and safer while preparing for the future. VINCI Energies consists of numerous business lines that step up to the challenges of digital transformation and the energy transition. VINCI Energies has a local presence, close to our customers. VINCI Energies in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland operates under six brands which are closely connected by our network: Axians, Actemium, Eitech, Emil Lundgren, INAC and Omexom. Infrastructure, industry, service sector and ICT are the different business lines in which we operate. Our business units share a common corporate culture and common values, despite the diversity of their activities, brands, business lines and structures. We carry in our genes the human values of solidarity, trust, entrepreneurship, responsibility and empowerment.

Omexom is a brand of VINCI Energies

At Omexom we have a deep conviction – energy will be at the heart of tomorrow. With today’s global energy sector undergoing constant change, Omexom works with its clients to achieve the energy transition.

Omexom’s solution targets those who produce, transform and transport electricity, including local authorities. Omexom thus helps energy producers, grid operators and territories fulfil their missions whilst simultaneously navigating the evolving landscape. Omexom’s expertise in the field of electrical grids allows us to anticipate the impact of renewable energies. We then work to develop storage solutions, make more sustainable infrastructures and meet new consumption trends. Omexom offers an entire range of engineering, construction and maintenance services to its customers.