Technology and Innovation

Technological development and innovation are crucial to the activity of Efacec. Supported in its valences and endogenous knowledge, innovation has as main objectives the creation, optimization and customization of products, systems and services. The strategic importance of innovation and technological development is evident in the constant technological portfolio update which contains products developed entirely “in house”, beyond the realms of the calculation and the project, and still in production and integrated systems, relying for that purpose with a highly qualified staff as well as an extensive network of national and international partners.
The transformation of the energy sector presents a challenge to which Efacec intends to respond with sustainable solutions that are differentiated. The need to increase the efficiency, resilience and reliability of the system even taking into account all the different assets (including renewable source) introduces a plurality of technological solutions. Besides this being a concern in internal development processes, Efacec participates actively in international technical groups to contribute and follow the state of the art in the standards and regulations in addition to the various regulatory changes facing the sector.
The process of innovation and technological development has the ignition addressing a problem perceived by our customers or to be glimpsed in the future. With the involvement of transversal teams and leveraging the synergies between the different business units and corporate areas of the Efacec Group, differentiation of solutions that present combined with customization that allow are great goals that are present in technological designs and innovation practiced by Efacec, be it incremental or disruptive.
To the wise policy of alliances and licenses with renowned manufacturers of electrotechnical industry developed ever since the company joins the endogeniztion process of their technological knowledge, made of solid and progressive manner and based on a strong investment in R & D. The network of technological and scientific partners of Efacec is global and has more than 50 different entities.

These factors are the fundamental basis of the continued development of new products by the company with own know-how and full autonomy.

Technology Office

Our technology office is linked with the Committee of Technology
and its Mission
supporting the definition and implementation
Strategy of Technology and Innovation Efacec
through the development of the following external and internal activities:

Definition and communication of technological positioning

Relationship promotion with stakeholders
and strategic partnerships in
IDT+I

Technology Radar

Design of Efacec technological Roadmap

Creating conditions for development
of new technological opportunities

Promoting synergies as
the internal base skills
and cross technological knowledge

Promotion of new IDT+I projects

Intense technological monitoring
and implementation of projects

Facts | 2015

300

People allocated to R&D

>20

More than 20 articles presented international

>50

More than 50 active scientific and technologic partnerships

25

R&D project in course

Highlighted

Project Nº 18006 – NEXTSTEP

2016 – 2019
The project aims to develop an innovative Transformation Post – PT. The Efacec Energy partners – leading promoter consortium – Efacec Electric Mobility, Eneida, Universidade de Coimbra (University of Coimbra), INESC TEC and ITeCons add experience and industry expectation and knowledge and scientific capacity that SCTN entities bring to the project, aiming at the creation and application of new scientific knowledge, with a demonstration in the distribution network in Low Voltage – LV – from EDP Distribuição, outsourced entity. They will be developed:

  • A modular casing with high thermal, acoustic, physical and mechanical performance, including: sustainable materials; environmental sensors and intelligent regulation of natural ventilation; urban customization; cover and green facades in favor of this performance and the capture of CO2.
  • Solutions for network resiliency: wireless sensing of environmental and electrical quantities (energy harvesting, plug and play, Interchangeable / operable).
  • A PT controller with modular, distributed architecture; remote monitoring and self-healing of the LV network; monitoring the condition of the assets; asset management DER and public lighting; automatic mapping and agnostic of smart meters.
  • A MV / LV transformer, according to the Ecodesign, with improved energy efficiency, lower sound power and a new sensor for partial discharge – DP.
  • Low volume MV Cells and adapted to the new DP sensor and the new defects detector.
  • A flexible application device – in PT and LV network – for: voltage regulation; providing network services, for example mitigation of harmonic distortion, phase equilibria, canvas compensation and power factor.
  • An energy storage system according Ecodesign to: add dimension to function as the previous device; contribute to energy efficiency, capable support for self-healing.

 

Project Nº 11122 – DSGrid

2016 – 2018
The DSGrid is a multidisciplinary project that brings together areas of knowledge of (i) power, (ii) automation and protection, (iii) communications, (iv) real-time systems, (v) embedded systems, (vi) cybersecurity and (vii) information and software technologies contributed by the four participating entities, Efacec Automation, EDP Distribuição, INESC TEC HASLab (High-Assurance software Laboratory) and ISEP / IPP CISTER (Research Centre in Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems). This fully digital system type is characterized by the integration of networks and replacement of analog subsystems signaling and electronic real-time communications, transforming substation at an advanced integrated platform automation, control, protection, monitoring and information from the process to remote interfaces of supervision and maintenance / management. The benefits include the simplification of systems and processes, flexibility and scalability, interoperability, performance and reliability and safety (safety) operation.

 

Project Nº 11490 – ADMS4LV

2016 – 2018
This project aims to develop a LV network management system aimed to contribute to effective implementation of smart grids, by creating flexible solutions to not only anticipate future trends but also support the emergence of new technical solutions and commercial regulation, thus fostering greater efficiency in the operation of power grids. From the potential created by the various implementing initiatives metering smart infrastructure able to support the development of the concept of smart grid, the network Low Voltage (LV) shows now, more than ever, a set of assets with diverse characteristics. While conventional LV networks have very limited control possibilities, smart grids now offer various dynamic network management possibilities. It is precisely the aim of the system ADMS4LV

 

Project Nº 19597 – EEM@Future

2016 – 2018

The EEM @ Future project aims to develop new products and efficiently direct their production capacity to specific standards and requirements of each market where the company intends to strengthen or get a new position (if the market for AC chargers). To this end, much of the investment is to improve the industrial area and laboratory innovation and development in order to allow faster and more flexible response to needs or specific product development requests in each market function. In this context, it is important to emphasize that a charger designed for the Asian market is different from a product directed to the EU, given the requirements and standards are completely different. In this sense, there is an urgent need to achieve more agile methodologies and tools built to a higher speed of response in the face of market failures or specific requests.

Project Nº 7732 – Evolution

2015 – 2017
The ” Evolution” aims to develop innovative electric vehicle charging solutions (EVSE), including in four main areas:

  • Fast charge with energy storage, which allows to optimize the power of the installation by peak shaving, since this type of load is characterized by a high peak consumption and much lower fuel consumption;
  • In non-contact charge (Wireless EV charge or WEVC);
  • The super- fast charging high power up to 500 kW, and high voltage up to 900 V;
  • In advanced control solutions of the loading process, continuing the EFA iCHARGE project, developing solutions based on OCPP 2.0 protocol and ISO 15118 protocol with emphasis on their integration in electric and bi-directionality network, and the development of an EV technical portal allows for technical management of the elements of a charging network, complementary to business management which is usually already present

 

Project Nº 8797 – SmarTHER

2015 – 2017
The SmarTHER CORE Transformers project pursues an integrated and cross-development capabilities (knowledge, methodologies and processes) that enable the design and construction of short-term thermally more efficient transformers, smarter and more flexible. The project focuses on CORE type power transformers and based strategically in four complementary lines of research that will be conducted simultaneously: 1) the numerical modeling multiphysics and combined multidisciplinary, 2) the algebraic modeling (thus reduced and streamlined order) 3) the respective multi-scale experimental validations and 4) the optimization of current product development cycle. This project, being cross, will be guaranteed by EFACEC internal teams (which will be strengthen) while recourse to subcontracting the services of Universidade do Porto (University of Porto), whose strong history of joint collaborations in thermal modeling processors is believed to ensure a dimension of results on the scale time displayed. The aim is therefore to achieve short-term results that will: 1) produce CORE type power transformers with a Throughput Time reduced by 17%, 2) produce transformers CORE type with a more repeatable performance by reducing your average cost 2%, 3) and to predict the thermal performance of such processors before dynamic load profiles.

 

Project Nº 11494 – SmartTransit

2015 – 2017
The SMARTTRANSIT project is founded on technological innovation as a differentiating and decisive factor for the promoter and the Transportation Unit strengthen its leadership in international markets and is at the forefront of exporting Portuguese companies’ technology and advanced solutions. The achievements of the project will allow the company to increase its offer, with respect to key-in-hand solutions for the market segment of cars and railways meters, enhancing competitiveness, increasing technological autonomy, providing features and differentiating tools of other manufacturers. With this project we intend to develop a new solution oriented to Operating Support Systems (SAE) and passenger information / public, with the primary objective of advanced control of regularity and punctuality of the transport service that is made available, real-time information and control and management of operations and resources involved. Another objective is to develop a solution / tool that allows assist transport operators in implementing eco-driving practices, and an advanced solution for communications based on the most modern technologies for voice and data communications.

Project Nº 039016 – UEB

The UEB is a project in co-promotion, developed between the bodywork CAETANOBUS-Manufacturing, SA as the Consortium Leader and Efacec Engenharia e Sistemas, FEUP and INEGI as co-promoters, financed € 1 million by the NSRF, Operating under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness factors), contracted with the ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2014/039016 with a total investment amount approved € 2,009,873 and with a duration of between 01/Sep/2013 and 01/Jun/2015. Its main goal is the development of a city bus engine 100% electric equipped with a charging system based on the CO standard that allows you to recharge the batteries in any of the network load point to load of electric vehicles, and to set up a technical solution and economically viable and simultaneously reach a level of autonomy to 250km and a capacity greater than or equal to 75 passengers.

 

Project Nº 038910 – Linked:PM

The Linked:PM is a project in co- promotion, developed between EFACEC SISTEMAS DE GESTÃO, SA in Chief of quality Consortium and Shortcut and Efacec Engenharia e Sistemas , SA as co- promoters, funded € 148,998 , the NSRF in under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade  (Operational Program for Competitiveness factors), contracted with the ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2014/038910 with a total investment amount approved € 242,723 , and with a duration of between 02/Jan/2014 and 30/Jun/2015 . Its main goal is to capture, manage and disseminate the knowledge generated in the project activities contributing to the creation and maintenance of organizational memory based on dynamic interconnection and networking of all relevant internal and external information for the management and development projects.

Project Nº 30305 – Ipsilon

The Ipsilon is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 538,748.34, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No 2013 / 30305 with a total investment amount approved € 2,154,993.35 and with a duration of between 01/Mar/2013 to 28/Feb/2015. Its main challenges, which are intended to redound to the systems, products and solutions:
– A new multi-functional and multi-platform service that the concept of operation and integration is completely new;
– A module / system for Management and Material and Workshops Park Control (PMO) to Light Meters;
– A signaling system / interlocking to BMPs with level SIL4 safety integrity;
– A system for the detection of underground-railway vehicles on optical fiber sensors and driven PMOs control.

 

Project Nº 30249 – MonitorBT

The MonitorBT is a project in co-promotion, developed between EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA as the Consortium Leader and INOV Inesc as co-promoter, funded by the NSRF € 724,576, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with the ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No 2013/30249 with a total investment amount approved € 1,125,169, and with a duration of between 01/Jun/2013 to 31/May/2015. Its main goal is primarily to detect and automatically locate the faults in LV and public lighting network as well as dynamic control of power injected into the network by micro-producers. Will also be held to sensing the LV network in order to support these features, especially in this context the activities related to research and development of communications network and advanced algorithms to optimize the LV network operation.

 

Project Nº 034071 – QT1

The QT1 is a project in co-promotion, developed between EFACEC ENERGIA – MÁQUINAS E EQUIPAMENTOS ELÉCTRICOS, SA as the Head of the Consortium and Fibersensing as co-promoter, funded by the NSRF € 536,994 under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with the ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2013/034071 with a total investment amount approved € 1,180,106 and with a duration of between 01/Jul/2013 to 26/Jun/2015. Its main goal is the acquisition of know-how for the development of a new range of low-noise transformers that meets the applicable restrictive acoustic legislation in densely populated urban areas.

Project Nº 24663 – EFAiCharge

The EFAiCharge is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 662,891.25, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No 2012 / 24663 with an amount approved total investment of € 1,234,646.06 and with a duration of between 27/Mar/2012 to 26/Mar/2014. It aims to address two complementary areas that will interact, addressing not only the charging infrastructure that will ensure the interface with the vehicles, as well as the interface with the intelligent management of the electricity grid, being decisive for minimize the impact of the integration of EV in electricity networks.

 

Project Nº 24661 – SCADA BT

The SCADA BT is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 769,300.74, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement No. 2012 Financial Incentives / 24661 with a total investment amount approved € 1,307,787.93 and with a duration of between 01/Sep/2012 and 31/Aug/2014. Its main goal is the development of technology and business solutions and systems that contribute to the effective implementation of SmartGrids, creating flexible solutions to anticipate future trends, but also support the emergence of new technical, commercial and regulatory, promoting greater efficiency in the operation of the electricity grid.

 

Project Nº 24777 – NxVERTER

The NxVERTER is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 390,300.85, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No 2012 / 24777 with a total investment amount of € 956,045.40 and approved with an implementation period between 01/Sep/2012 and 31/Aug/2014. Its main goal is the research and development of electronic converter for the photovoltaic plants of great power.

Project Nº 21592 – HbioS

HbioS is the project Co- Promotion developed between WeDoTech as the Consortium Leader and EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, the , Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portuguese Catholic University) as co- promoters, funded by the NSRF € 436,410, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program Factors Competitiveness), contracted with the ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2011/021592 with a total investment amount approved € 782,788, and with a duration of between 01/Jan/2012 and 31/Dec/2014. Its main objective is the introduction of biotechnological innovations for the removal of H2S present in biogas.

 

Project Nº 13843 – TICE.MOBILIDADE

The TICE.MOBILIDADE is a project developed between Sistemas de Informação, Comunicação e Multimédia, LDA in the quality of Consortium Head and 28 other companies/entities in which is included EFACEC Engenharia e Sistemas, SA as co-promoters, funded by the NSRF € 4,014,549.5, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness factors), contracted with ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2010/013843 with a total investment amount approved € 5,637,912, 69 and with a duration of between 01/Jan/2011 and 31/Dec/2013. Its main goal is to explore new solutions for urban transport, more efficient and comprehensive, through the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to integrate the various solutions available, an ecological way, energy efficient and better quality to the user, in coordination and cooperation with other national initiatives.
www.tice.pt

All Projects

HORIZON 2020

INCITE (Innovative controls for renewable source integration into smart energy systems)

is Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network (ITN-ETN) funded by the HORIZON 2020 Programme that brings together experts on control and power systems, from academia and industry with the aim of training fourteen young researchers capable of providing innovative control solutions for the future electrical networks.

New smart meters, distributed generation, renewable energy sources and the concern about the environment are redefining electrical networks. Now, both consumers and generators are active agents, capable of coordinating the power exchange in the electrical grids depending on multiple factors. To take full advantage of the new electrical networks, it is necessary a coordinated and harmonic interaction of the all actors in the network. Control algorithms are intended for this purpose; to act at several levels to conduct the electrical power exchange and improve efficiency, reliability and resilience of the network. INCITE seeks new control algorithms with an integral view of the future electrical networks, covering aspects like energy management, stability of electrical variables, monitoring and communication implementation, energy storage, among others.
http://www.incite-itn.eu/

 

Portugal 2020

Project Nº 18006 – NEXTSTEP

2016 – 2019
The project aims to develop an innovative Transformation Post – PT. The Efacec Energy partners – leading promoter consortium – Efacec Electric Mobility, Eneida, Universidade de Coimbra (University of Coimbra), INESC TEC and ITeCons add experience and industry expectation and knowledge and scientific capacity that SCTN entities bring to the project, aiming at the creation and application of new scientific knowledge, with a demonstration in the distribution network in Low Voltage – LV – from EDP Distribuição, outsourced entity. They will be developed:

  • A modular casing with high thermal, acoustic, physical and mechanical performance, including: sustainable materials; environmental sensors and intelligent regulation of natural ventilation; urban customization; cover and green facades in favor of this performance and the capture of CO2.
  • Solutions for network resiliency: wireless sensing of environmental and electrical quantities (energy harvesting, plug and play, Interchangeable / operable).
  • A PT controller with modular, distributed architecture; remote monitoring and self-healing of the LV network; monitoring the condition of the assets; asset management DER and public lighting; automatic mapping and agnostic of smart meters.
  • A MV / LV transformer, according to the Ecodesign, with improved energy efficiency, lower sound power and a new sensor for partial discharge – DP.
  • Low volume MV Cells and adapted to the new DP sensor and the new defects detector.
  • A flexible application device – in PT and LV network – for: voltage regulation; providing network services, for example mitigation of harmonic distortion, phase equilibria, canvas compensation and power factor.
  • An energy storage system according Ecodesign to: add dimension to function as the previous device; contribute to energy efficiency, capable support for self-healing.

 

Project Nº 17584 – iCubas 5D

2016 – 2019
The iCubas5D development project represents a milestone in the disruptive mechanical design tanks for power transformers, through the evolution of classic 2D representation plans for a new design concept based on the use of innovative 5D knowledge. The aim is to join the potential of the most modern 3D representation of tools, with the calculation and automatic drawing to minimize transit times, making even more simple and ergonomic solutions, “manufacturing friend”, responding to increasingly more increased concerns of QAS (Quality, Environment and Safety).
To realize the project, the following partners have this application in co- promotion: EFACEC as leader of the consortium and the Universidade do Minho (University of Minho). so are fulfilled the intended objectives: creation and application of scientific knowledge experimentally supported.

The project presents several innovative steps that should be observed:

  • Modelling of parametric and associative families using the advanced mechanical calculation algorithms, considering the non- linear, geometric and boundary steady- state and transient behavior;
  • Cross integration of the algorithms developed in a proprietary system, the Wintree, thereby allowing automatic generation of optimized designs to manufacture;
  • Component Optimization according to a concurrent engineering approach focused on technical DFMA (Design for Manufacturing & Assembly);
  • Noise Mitigation

It is the aim of the project to ensure that the solutions developed to optimize the cost / quality relation for the sake of competitive market valuation.

 

Project Nº 11122 – DSGrid

2016 – 2018
The DSGrid is a multidisciplinary project that brings together areas of knowledge of (i) power, (ii) automation and protection, (iii) communications, (iv) real-time systems, (v) embedded systems, (vi) cybersecurity and (vii) information and software technologies contributed by the four participating entities, Efacec Automation, EDP Distribuição, INESC TEC HASLab (High-Assurance software Laboratory) and ISEP / IPP CISTER (Research Centre in Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems). This fully digital system type is characterized by the integration of networks and replacement of analog subsystems signaling and electronic real-time communications, transforming substation at an advanced integrated platform automation, control, protection, monitoring and information from the process to remote interfaces of supervision and maintenance / management. The benefits include the simplification of systems and processes, flexibility and scalability, interoperability, performance and reliability and safety (safety) operation.

 

Project Nº 11490 – ADMS4LV

2016 – 2018
This project aims to develop a LV network management system aimed to contribute to effective implementation of smart grids, by creating flexible solutions to not only anticipate future trends but also support the emergence of new technical solutions and commercial regulation, thus fostering greater efficiency in the operation of power grids. From the potential created by the various implementing initiatives metering smart infrastructure able to support the development of the concept of smart grid, the network Low Voltage (LV) shows now, more than ever, a set of assets with diverse characteristics. While conventional LV networks have very limited control possibilities, smart grids now offer various dynamic network management possibilities. It is precisely the aim of the system ADMS4LV.

 

Project Nº 19597 – EEM@Future

2016 – 2018

The EEM @ Future project aims to develop new products and efficiently direct their production capacity to specific standards and requirements of each market where the company intends to strengthen or get a new position (if the market for AC chargers). To this end, much of the investment is to improve the industrial area and laboratory innovation and development in order to allow faster and more flexible response to needs or specific product development requests in each market function. In this context, it is important to emphasize that a charger designed for the Asian market is different from a product directed to the EU, given the requirements and standards are completely different. In this sense, there is an urgent need to achieve more agile methodologies and tools built to a higher speed of response in the face of market failures or specific requests.

Portugal 2020

Project Nº 3405 – PowerFlow

2015 – 2018

The project presented here, called ” Power Flow “, aimed at developing energy storage solutions for the segments up to 500 kW, with integration of new battery technology (such as flow batteries Redox) in the energy conversion chain, to generate optimized solution for the residential segment / condos (using as a base 30kW systems 60 kW) and commercial / industrial (up to 500kW) favoring integration with photovoltaic systems. The project ” Power Flow ” is proposed to provide a storage solution, conversion to electronic power and energy management, more rational, environmentally friendly and efficient which will allow a reduction in the use of fossil fuels and thus reduce the carbon footprint.

 

Project Nº 7732 – Evolution

2015 – 2017
The ” Evolution” aims to develop innovative electric vehicle charging solutions (EVSE), including in four main areas:

  • Fast charge with energy storage, which allows to optimize the power of the installation by peak shaving, since this type of load is characterized by a high peak consumption and much lower fuel consumption;
  • In non-contact charge (Wireless EV charge or WEVC);
  • The super- fast charging high power up to 500 kW, and high voltage up to 900 V;
  • In advanced control solutions of the loading process, continuing the EFA iCHARGE project, developing solutions based on OCPP 2.0 protocol and ISO 15118 protocol with emphasis on their integration in electric and bi-directionality network, and the development of an EV technical portal allows for technical management of the elements of a charging network, complementary to business management which is usually already present.

 

Project Nº 8797 – SmarTHER

2015 – 2017
The SmarTHER CORE Transformers project pursues an integrated and cross-development capabilities (knowledge, methodologies and processes) that enable the design and construction of short-term thermally more efficient transformers, smarter and more flexible. The project focuses on CORE type power transformers and based strategically in four complementary lines of research that will be conducted simultaneously: 1) the numerical modeling multiphysics and combined multidisciplinary, 2) the algebraic modeling (thus reduced and streamlined order) 3) the respective multi-scale experimental validations and 4) the optimization of current product development cycle. This project, being cross, will be guaranteed by EFACEC internal teams (which will be strengthen) while recourse to subcontracting the services of Universidade do Porto (University of Porto), whose strong history of joint collaborations in thermal modeling processors is believed to ensure a dimension of results on the scale time displayed. The aim is therefore to achieve short-term results that will: 1) produce CORE type power transformers with a Throughput Time reduced by 17%, 2) produce transformers CORE type with a more repeatable performance by reducing your average cost 2%, 3) and to predict the thermal performance of such processors before dynamic load profiles.

 

Project Nº 11494 – SmartTransit

2015 – 2017
The SMARTTRANSIT project is founded on technological innovation as a differentiating and decisive factor for the promoter and the Transportation Unit strengthen its leadership in international markets and is at the forefront of exporting Portuguese companies’ technology and advanced solutions. The achievements of the project will allow the company to increase its offer, with respect to key-in-hand solutions for the market segment of cars and railways meters, enhancing competitiveness, increasing technological autonomy, providing features and differentiating tools of other manufacturers. With this project we intend to develop a new solution oriented to Operating Support Systems (SAE) and passenger information / public, with the primary objective of advanced control of regularity and punctuality of the transport service that is made available, real-time information and control and management of operations and resources involved. Another objective is to develop a solution / tool that allows assist transport operators in implementing eco-driving practices, and an advanced solution for communications based on the most modern technologies for voice and data communications.

Co-Promotion Projects

Project Nº 039016 – UEB

The UEB is a project in co-promotion, developed between the bodywork CAETANOBUS-Manufacturing, SA as the Consortium Leader and Efacec Engenharia e Sistemas, FEUP and INEGI as co-promoters, financed € 1 million by the NSRF, Operating under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness factors), contracted with the ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2014/039016 with a total investment amount approved € 2,009,873 and with a duration of between 01/Sep/2013 and 01/Jun/2015. Its main goal is the development of a city bus engine 100% electric equipped with a charging system based on the CO standard that allows you to recharge the batteries in any of the network load point to load of electric vehicles, and to set up a technical solution and economically viable and simultaneously reach a level of autonomy to 250km and a capacity greater than or equal to 75 passengers.

 

Project Nº 038910 – Linked:PM

The Linked:PM is a project in co- promotion, developed between EFACEC SISTEMAS DE GESTÃO, SA in Chief of quality Consortium and Shortcut and Efacec Engenharia e Sistemas , SA as co- promoters, funded € 148,998 , the NSRF in under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade  (Operational Program for Competitiveness factors), contracted with the ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2014/038910 with a total investment amount approved € 242,723 , and with a duration of between 02/Jan/2014 and 30/Jun/2015 . Its main goal is to capture, manage and disseminate the knowledge generated in the project activities contributing to the creation and maintenance of organizational memory based on dynamic interconnection and networking of all relevant internal and external information for the management and development projects.

Individual Projects

Project Nº 30305 – Ipsilon

The Ipsilon is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 538,748.34, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No 2013 / 30305 with a total investment amount approved € 2,154,993.35 and with a duration of between 01/Mar/2013 to 28/Feb/2015. Its main challenges, which are intended to redound to the systems, products and solutions:
– A new multi-functional and multi-platform service that the concept of operation and integration is completely new;
– A module / system for Management and Material and Workshops Park Control (PMO) to Light Meters;
– A signaling system / interlocking to BMPs with level SIL4 safety integrity;
– A system for the detection of underground-railway vehicles on optical fiber sensors and driven PMOs control.

 

Project Nº 34118 – 3Phase

The 3Phase is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 641,202.18, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No 2013 / 34118 with a total investment amount approved € 1,115,339.09 and with a duration of between 01/Jul/2013 to 30/Jun/2015 . Its main goal is to provide Efacec of new applications in the field of power systems, in order to strengthen its offering in the area of SCADA/DMS systems for three-phase electrical networks unbalanced.

 

Project Nº 24679 – Outside

The Outside is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 276,821.64, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No 2012 / 24679 with a total investment amount of € 650,795.05 and approved with an implementation period between 01/Jan/2013 to 31/Dec/2014. Its main goal is the development of an Incident Management System to provide the distribution networks for improved performance and efficiency beyond the current state of the art, based on the initial experience of Advanced Control Systems, an American company subsidiary of Efacec.

 

Co-Promotion Projects

Project Nº 30249 – MonitorBT

The MonitorBT is a project in co-promotion, developed between EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA as the Consortium Leader and INOV Inesc as co-promoter, funded by the NSRF € 724,576, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with the ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No 2013/30249 with a total investment amount approved € 1,125,169, and with a duration of between 01/Jun/2013 to 31/May/2015. Its main goal is primarily to detect and automatically locate the faults in LV and public lighting network as well as dynamic control of power injected into the network by micro-producers. Will also be held to sensing the LV network in order to support these features, especially in this context the activities related to research and development of communications network and advanced algorithms to optimize the LV network operation.

 

Project Nº 33960 – AdvancedLTF

The AdvancedLTF is a project in co-promotion, developed between EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA in Chief of quality Consortium and FEUP as co-promoter, funded by the NSRF € 413,457, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No 2013/33960 with a total investment amount approved € 768,824, and with a duration of between 01/Jul/2013 to 30/Jun/2015. Its main goal aims to develop a multi-stage technology with advanced photocatalytic oxidation step with UV solar and/or artificial, combined with biological processes, with the aim of eliminating non-biodegradable organic substances (eg xenobiotic and recalcitrant compounds), and offer a substantial improvement in the quality of the final effluent of ETAL which allow compliance with legal requirements. All this at a cost compatible with existing treatment technologies in the marketplace.

 

Project Nº 034071 – QT1

The QT1 is a project in co-promotion, developed between EFACEC ENERGIA – MÁQUINAS E EQUIPAMENTOS ELÉCTRICOS, SA as the Head of the Consortium and Fibersensing as co-promoter, funded by the NSRF € 536,994 under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with the ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2013/034071 with a total investment amount approved € 1,180,106 and with a duration of between 01/Jul/2013 to 26/Jun/2015. Its main goal is the acquisition of know-how for the development of a new range of low-noise transformers that meets the applicable restrictive acoustic legislation in densely populated urban areas.

Individual Projects

Project Nº 24663 – EFAiCharge

The EFAiCharge is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 662,891.25, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No 2012 / 24663 with an amount approved total investment of € 1,234,646.06 and with a duration of between 27/Mar/2012 to 26/Mar/2014. It aims to address two complementary areas that will interact, addressing not only the charging infrastructure that will ensure the interface with the vehicles, as well as the interface with the intelligent management of the electricity grid, being decisive for minimize the impact of the integration of EV in electricity networks.

 

Project Nº Nº 24662 – MtGrid

The MtGrid is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 435,880.06, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No 2012 / 24662 with a total investment amount of € 809,747.98 and approved with an implementation period between 01/Sep/2012 and 31/Aug/2014. Its main goal is to develop a multi-technology communications solution, redundant and secure two-way to transport information between Ces placed in low voltage installations (LV) and PTs from the electricity grid.

 

Project Nº 24661 – SCADA BT

The SCADA BT is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 769,300.74, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement No. 2012 Financial Incentives / 24661 with a total investment amount approved € 1,307,787.93 and with a duration of between 01/Sep/2012 and 31/Aug/2014. Its main goal is the development of technology and business solutions and systems that contribute to the effective implementation of SmartGrids, creating flexible solutions to anticipate future trends, but also support the emergence of new technical, commercial and regulatory, promoting greater efficiency in the operation of the electricity grid.

 

Project Nº 24777 – NxVERTER

The NxVERTER is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 390,300.85, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No 2012 / 24777 with a total investment amount of € 956,045.40 and approved with an implementation period between 01/Sep/2012 and 31/Aug/2014. Its main goal is the research and development of electronic converter for the photovoltaic plants of great power.

 

Co-Promotion Projects

Project Nº 23269 – EnAware

The EnAware is a project in co- promotion, developed between EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA as the Consortium Leader and Fraunhofer Association Portugal Research, EFAPEL – Empresa Fabril de Produtos Eléctricos, SA , Bosch Termotecnologia, SA as co- promoters, funded by the NSRF d € 347,300, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness factors), contracted with the ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2012/023269 with a total investment amount approved € 732,512 , and a period of running between 01/Jun/2012 to 31/May/2014. Its main goal is to enjoy the presence of a smart meter in the residential environment – Energy Box – as a connection point between two paradigms usually seen as separate: Smart Grids and Domotic.

Individual Projects

Project Nº 18509 – Shell CTC

The Shell CTC is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENERGIA – MÁQUINAS E EQUIPAMENTOS ELÉCTRICOS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 214,110.78, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Financial Incentives Concession Agreement No 2010/18509 with an amount approved total investment of € 546,637.04 , and with a duration of between 01/Mar/2011 to 28/Feb/2013. Its main goal is the research and development of technologies inherent to the Great SHELL Transformers.

 

Project Nº 18571 – Mercury

Mercury is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 818,562.52, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade  (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No 2010 / 18571 with a total investment amount approved € 1,831,452.40 and with a duration of between 01/Mar/2011 to 28/Feb/2013. Its main goal is the enrichment of the portfolio of products and systems with special emphasis on light rail and railways

 

Project Nº 22910 – Greenfix

The Greenfix is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENERGIA – MÁQUINAS E EQUIPAMENTOS ELÉCTRICOS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 376,555.94, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade  (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives nº 2012/22910 with a total investment amount approved € 947,368.00, and with a duration of between 01/Oct/2011 to 30/Sep/2013. Its main goal is to research, design and certification of new safe electrical equipment, according to the latest relevant international electrotechnical standards.

 

Co-Promotion Projects

Project Nº 21592 – HbioS

HbioS is the project Co- Promotion developed between WeDoTech as the Consortium Leader and EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, the , Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portuguese Catholic University) as co- promoters, funded by the NSRF € 436,410, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program Factors Competitiveness), contracted with the ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2011/021592 with a total investment amount approved € 782,788, and with a duration of between 01/Jan/2012 and 31/Dec/2014. Its main objective is the introduction of biotechnological innovations for the removal of H2S present in biogas.

 

Mobilizers Projects

Project Nº 13843 – TICE.MOBILIDADE

The TICE.MOBILIDADE is a project developed between Sistemas de Informação, Comunicação e Multimédia, LDA in the quality of Consortium Head and 28 other companies/entities in which is included EFACEC Engenharia e Sistemas, SA as co-promoters, funded by the NSRF € 4,014,549.5, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness factors), contracted with ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2010/013843 with a total investment amount approved € 5,637,912, 69 and with a duration of between 01/Jan/2011 and 31/Dec/2013. Its main goal is to explore new solutions for urban transport, more efficient and comprehensive, through the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to integrate the various solutions available, an ecological way, energy efficient and better quality to the user, in coordination and cooperation with other national initiatives.
www.tice.pt

Co-Promotion Projects

Project Nº 13795 – C5 Eléctrico

The C5 Electric is a project in co-promotion, developed between the bodywork CAETANOBUS – Fabricação de Carroçarias, S.A as the Consortium Leader and EFACEC Engenharia e Sistemas, SA and INEGI – Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica e Gestão Industrial as co- promoters, funded by the NSRF € 389,053.88, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness factors), contracted with the ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2010/013795 with a total investment amount approved € 1,094,244.13 and an implementation period between 02/Feb/2010 to 30/Dec/2011. Its main goal is the development of an electric bus for use on public roads, using only propulsion using the electromotive power.

 

Mobilizers Projects

Project Nº 13849 – PRODUTEC_PSI

The PRODUTEC_PSI is a mobilizer project developed between TEGOPI- Indústria Metalomecânica, S.A as the Consortium Leader and 39 more companies/entities in which is included EFACEC Engenharia e Sistemas, SA as co-promoters, funded by the NSRF € 5,000,000,0, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness factors), contracted with the ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2010/013849 with a total investment amount approved € 7,111,704.67 and a running period between 01/Sep/2010 to 31/Aug/2013. Its main objective is the promotion, in a structured way, the emergence of agglomeration economies through cooperation and networking between companies and between them and other relevant actors to the development of the sectors to which they belong, namely sectoral entities, scientific system entities and national technological and companies and other entities of the main user sectors such technologies.
www.produtech.org

 

Project Nº 13844 – Mobicar

Mobicar is a mobilizer project, developed between the VN Automóveis in the quality of Consortium Head and plus 16 entities including Efacec Engenharia e Sistemas as co-promoters, funded by the NSRF € 5,000,000,  under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program Factors Competitiveness), contracted with the ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2010/013844 with a total investment amount approved € 7,408,889, and with a duration of between 01/Jul/2010 to 31/Aug/2012. Its main goal is to develop powertrain components with multi-application characteristics in order to increase energy efficiency and vehicle performance as well as their integration into the electricity grid.

 

Project Nº 13851 – Produtech PTI

The Produtech PTI is a mobilizer project developed between TEGOPI in the quality of Consortium Head and plus 19 entities including Efacec Engenharia e Sistemas as co-promoters, funded by the NSRF € 3,841,490, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program Factors Competitiveness), contracted with the ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2010/013851 with a total investment amount approved € 5,529,402, and with a duration of between 01/Sep/2010 to 31/Aug/2013. It aims Designing innovative business models and tools to support its implementation, enable companies to develop new products quickly and efficiently and Design and develop peripheral applications with a view to flexible robot solutions and mobile.

Individual Projects

Project Nº 5448 – NCL 50kA

The NCL 50kA is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENERGIA – MÁQUINAS E EQUIPAMENTOS ELÉCTRICOS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 70,147.35 under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Financial Incentives Grant Agreement No 2009/5448 with a total investment amount approved € 224,409.2 and with a duration of between 01/Feb/2009 to 31/Jul/2011. Its main goal is the development of a range of cells isolated extractable air appropriate to the level of 12 kV – 50kA, including vacuum breakers and earth disconnectors.

 

Project Nº 5382 – SmartCenter

The SmartCenter is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 1,141,174.84, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2009/5382 with a total investment amount approved € 1,828,050.96 and an execution period between 02/Feb/2009 to 31/Dec/2010. Its main goal is the development of an Advanced Platform for Operation Support and Security in Transportation Systems.

 

Project Nº 5489 – PROSINAL

The PROSINAL is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 321,689.4, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives 2009 / 5489 with a total investment amount of € 780,036.31 and approved with an implementation period between 19/Jan/2009 to 30/Jun/2010. Its main goal is the development of a pilot Signaling System for Light Rail.

 

Project Nº 6582 – TREC

The TREC is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 293,183.56, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives 2009 / 6582 with a total investment amount approved € 650,874.8 and with a duration of between 01/Jun/2009 to 30/Nov/2013. Its main goal is to design a structure with Stacker Quick dynamic high Composite, Miniload type, designed for light loads handling containerized applications, applications that require high cadence, containment efforts transmitted to the outside and containment of the total installed power.

 

Project Nº 6584 – TTS

The TTS is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 265,796.78, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives 2009 / 6584 with a total investment amount of € 818,275.17 and approved with an implementation period between 01/Jun/2009 to 31/Jul/2012. Its main goal is the development of an automatic sorting equipment materials (boxes, bags, books, packages, etc.) of high cadence – Tilt Tray Sorter (TTS ).

 

Project Nº 11990 – GID

The GID is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENERGIA – MÁQUINAS E EQUIPAMENTOS ELÉCTRICOS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 283,337.06, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2010/11990 with a total investment amount of € 664,303.93 and approved with an implementation period between 06/Nov/2009 to 16/Mar/2011. Its main goal is the development of a Great Inductance Shell type Derivation with applications in three-phase machines 70MVAr and 220kV.

 

Project Nº 5316 – CTTBMFS

The CTTBMFS is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 553,222.79, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives 2009 / 5316 with a total investment amount approved € 1,018,847.91 and with a duration of between 19/Jan/2009 to 31/Jul/2010. Its main goal is the development of monitoring equipment and Space radiation effects test. The aim of this project is to develop so as to be able to produce and supply equipment to the ESA, not only for the Alphasat satellite, but also in future scientific missions of exploration of the solar system.

 

Project Nº 5313 – ECORAIL

The ECORAIL is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 198,627.55, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives 2009 / 5313 with a total investment amount of € 608,221.31 and approved with an implementation period from 01/Feb/2009 to 31/Dec/2010. Its main goal is the study of Regenerative Energy Systems for Meters. Study and validate the solutions developed real application activity to be performed will allow a design knowledge and production of inverters and power storage systems.

 

Co-Promotion Projects

Project Nº 3423 – SolarSel

The SolarSel is a co-promotion project, developed between EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA as the Consortium Leader and FEUP, CIN-Corporação Industrial do Norte, S.A and CUF-Químicos Industriais, S.A., as co-promoters, funded by the NSRF € 480,432.01, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with the ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2009/003423 with a total investment amount approved € 967,576 2 and with a duration of between 01/Oct/2008 to 30/Sep/2011. Its main goal is the development and industrialization of third generation solar cells, involving an innovative sealing system and mounting DSC.

 

Project Nº 1604 – INOVGRID

The INOVGRID is a co-promotion project, developed between EDP DISTRIBUIÇÃO – ENERGIA, SA. as the Consortium Leader and EFACEC Engenharia e Sistemas, SA, Contar Electrónica Industrial, Lda. and LogicaTI Portugal SA as co-promoters, funded by the NSRF € 3,649,309.83, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2009/001604 with a total investment amount approved € 6,248,879.88 and with a duration of between 01/Mar/2008 to 31/Dec/2010. Its main goal is to replace the current Low Voltage meters by electronic devices called Energy Box ‘s (EB ‘s) of type AMM (Automated Meter Management), integrated in an automated electric network of third generation (smart grid).

 

Project Nº 5726 – Infraestrutura_VE

The Infraestrutura_VE is a co-promotion project, developed between EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA in quality of Consortium Chief and INTELI – Inteligência e Inovação, CEIIA – Centro para a Excelência e Inovação na Industria Automóvel, CRITICAL Software, S.A. e NOVABASE ENTERPRISE APPLICATION – Sistemas de Informação de Gestão Empresarial, S.A, as co-promoters, funded by the NSRF € 1,102,701.27, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness factors), contracted with ADI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2010/005726 with a total investment amount approved € 1,857,296.62 and with a duration of between 01/Apr/2009 to 30/Sep/2010. Its main goal is the development and prototyping pilot Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles Charging. It has as its primary objective the development of a technologically innovative solution designed and manufactured by Portuguese companies and ideally be the support platform and reference in the introduction of electric vehicles in Portugal.

Individual Projects

Project Nº 2567 – IMPCC

The IMPCC is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENERGIA – MÁQUINAS E EQUIPAMENTOS ELÉCTRICOS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 102,924.97, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2008/2567 with an amount of total approved investment of € 158,511.5 and with an implementation period from 02/Jun/2008 to 31/May/2010. Its main goal is the study of factors that influence the performance and reliability of power transformers (hot spots to incorporate the advanced platforms calculation of engineering and design (Wintree)).

 

Project Nº 2550 – ELFAQC

The ELFAQC is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENERGIA – MÁQUINAS E EQUIPAMENTOS ELÉCTRICOS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 201,567.44, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No. 2008/2550 with a total investment amount of € 310,103.75 and approved with an implementation period between 02/Jun/2008 and 31/Dec/2009. Its main goal is the new line of development of advanced engineering tools to the area of power transformer projects.

 

Project Nº 2520 – InPact

The InPact is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 313,048.38, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No 2008 / 2520 with a total investment amount of € 532,234.67 and approved with an implementation period between 01/Jun/2008 to 30/Sep/2010. Its main goal is the integration of engineering tools for protection, automation and control systems.

 

Project Nº 2523 – TransProt

The TransProt is an individual project, developed by EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS, SA, funded by the NSRF € 226,980.04, under the Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade (Operational Program for Competitiveness Factors), contracted with IAPMEI through the Concession Agreement Financial Incentives No 2008 / 2523 with a total investment amount of € 492,331.83 and approved with an implementation period between 01/Jul/2008 to 30/Sep/2010. Its main goal is the development of protection units for power transmission networks.

Support and Incentives – Project P2020

It is the PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT adopted between Portugal and the European Commission, in which the programming principles are set out to mark the economic, social and territorial development policy to be promoted in Portugal between 2014 and 2020

Worthy to mention is the Portuguese Innovation and Research Strategy for a Smart Specialization at its NATIONAL and REGIONAL levels, which identifies the great strategic smart issues, which are themes with scientific, technological and economic specialization, in which Portugal and its regions have comparative and competitive advantages or that have the potential to emerge as such. The alignment with these strategies is mandatory for the implementation of Portugal 2020 investments in Research, Technological Development and Innovation (OT 1) and represents a priority in other cases, such as in supporting SME competitiveness (OT 3).

These programming principles are aligned with the Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth pursued by EUROPE 2020 STRATEGY.

www.portugal2020.pt

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The 1st Efacec Technology Community Day brought together 90 employees from all areas of the company, at the Porto Business School

The 1st Efacec Technology Community Day was an initiative led by the Technology Management Office (GdT) and represented one more important step towards the achievement of the objectives set by the Executive Committee – a strong commitment to technological innovation across the organization and an increasing and structured promotion of the sharing of knowledge in structuring functional areas.

Under the organizational leadership of the Technology Management Office, the 1st Efacec Technology Community Day took place on April 5, at the Porto Business School. Throughout the day and in a forum dedicated to the strategic debate about the technological future of Efacec, we assisted to the active participation of the Executive Committee, corporate directors, members of the technological community of all Business Units , elements of the different corporate areas and of a guest speaker, Mrs Teresa Passos, a specialist in human attitudes and behavior, from the International Consultancy Dynargie, founded in Switzerland in 1982.

The event was dedicated to technological innovation in the different BUs of Efacec, focusing on the main recent technological developments and the broad sharing of the Strategic Plan for Technological Development 2017-2021 of each BU. It highlights the market perspective, technological trends and key areas for the BU as well as the future ambition for the positioning and supply of each BU. The Technological Plan for the development of new products, solutions, services and the improvement of internal processes was shared in order to highlight how to improve the competitiveness of the BU in the markets in which it operates or intends to act in the medium term. This broad sharing of strategic priorities for technological innovation is the starting point for identifying synergies and for drawing up the future Efacec Technology Roadmap .

The event also served for the Technology Management Office to share, with the approximately 90 employees attending the session, the significant increase in the number of Research and Technological Development projects underway under the European Program Horizon 2020 or Portugal 2020 , as well as the high potential of generation of endogenous value of each project.

Before the closure of the session, at charge of the CEO of Efacec, Ângelo Ramalho, Mrs. Teresa Passos made an interesting intervention, highlighting the growing importance of soft-skills in the success of the transformational processes that are becoming more updated, under the theme Innovation Mindset & Design Thinking.

This 1st Efacec Technology Community Day, dedicated to the Technological Innovation pillar of the Efacec 2020 Transformation Plan, reinforces the spirit of sharing, highlighting several synergies with high potential to maximize the value chain of Efacec supply.

CIGRE Portugal Annual Meeting 2017 with the participation of Efacec

The meeting took place today, March 17, at the premises of REN – Redes Energeticas Nacionais Sacavém and was attended by more than 100 senior staff of different companies ; it had the contributions of Jácomo Ramos and Hugo Campelo, collaborators of the Transformers Business Unit and  Rogério Dias Paulo, collaborator of the Automation Business Unit.

Jacomo Ramos , coordinator of a Study Committee about Transformers, participated in a panel titled Review of the Work Developed in 2016 in the Study Committees. Rogério Dias Paulo and Hugo Campelo made respectively presentations about Digital Substations and Innovator Thermal Model for Shell type Windings, Validation with CFD and Experiences.

As unique forum in the world, CIGRE (International Council on Large Electrical Systems) brings together collective members (utilities of the electricity sector, manufacturers of electrical, command and control equipment and organisations carrying out research in the field of power systems) and individual members of the most diverse areas related to technology and technical management of electric power systems. It counts on the collaboration of hundreds of highly qualified people – members and non-members through Study Committees and Working Groups, issuing documentation of the most relevant technical value, used worldwide in the publication of standards (CENELEC and IEC), legislation and good practice manuals.

Efacec Technology Forum in strategic meeting

The Forum positions itself as the Technological GPS of Efacec and bases its activity on the articulation of the knowledge produced in the company with the one developed by reference stakeholders and that represent the current state of the art of the topics in focus

Under the slogan INNOVATE IS IN THE DNA OF EFACEC, 50 internal and external guests (Customers and representatives of the National Scientific and Technological System) met yesterday, January the 19th, at the company’s headquarters to discuss technological topics for the future.

The Forum, which positions itself as the Technological GPS of Efacec, presented the Technology Roadmap of the company and took to debate topics such as Efacec 4.0, Digitization, Super Grids HVDC, Cybersecurity, Smart Cities and Materials Technology.

Throughout the year, dedicated working groups will address these themes and the Forum will reconvene for discussion and presentation of conclusions.

The CEO of Efacec, Ângelo Ramalho, participated actively in the working session and closed the meeting highlighting the importance of technological innovation for the differentiation, competitiveness, development and sustainability of Efacec.

Ângelo Ramalho also stated that internally and externally Efacec has multiple opportunities and challenges of technological innovation and that “Innovation goes beyond invention. Innovation is to do more, more productivity, more efficiency, more differentiation; more suitability to the market … At Efacec, innovation is the creation of value in the context of change! “