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    RELIABLE without delay

    Upgrading the infrastructure of an airport without impacting operations and 15 million passengers is a bold idea. Geneva Airport relies on EcoStruxure™ Power for RELIABLE electrical distribution for its facility that serves millions every year.

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  • Taking to the skies Uninterrupted at Geneva Airport

    Modernizing the airport’s entire electrical distribution system – from the car parks to the runways – without delays.

Challenge

• Geneva Airport has been growing in size and structure for years.
 
• As a world-class international airport, with only one runway, Geneva Airport serves 15 million passengers every year, and the numbers are expected to rise to over 25 million by 2030.
 
• To accommodate its growing demand, Geneva Airport has been upgrading its infrastructure, and renovating its terminals, cargo holds and hangers.
 
• At the same time, the airport is improving its entire electrical distribution system, which serves the car parks, the control tower, and everything in between. Electrical renovation however, can create disruption.   

• Geneva Airport sought a reliable partner- one that understands the pressures of a global, 24/7 working environment, and one that can deliver trustworthy, innovative solutions in highly sensitive environments.

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Solution

Reliability and Efficiency with EcoStruxure
  
Connected Products: SM6 Switchgear, EasergyT200, RM6 Switchgear, Prisma PLV enclosure

• In 2011, Geneva Airport began its exclusive MEGA project (Modernisation Electrical Geneva Airport) together with Schneider Electric.
 
• This began with a complete renovation and installation of a new medium voltage system- from transformers to distribution equipment to monitoring software

• The project also introduced Smart Panels throughout the site, which enabled airport staff to centralize all energy information and generate accurate energy reports 

• Schneider Electric is improving technology and passenger experience at the Geneva Airport without impacting day-to-day operations

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Results

• Improvement of reliability with trustworthy innovative solutions
• Cost-effective modernization using off-the-shelf products
• Remote monitoring and control of substations
• Integration with third-party software at the control center
• Space savings with indoor switchgear
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“We installed this equipment in a completely transparent way without affecting the airport’s operation.” Florian Cochard, Head of Electricity Service, Geneva Airport.