On the occasion of the Open Company Day organized by Voka on October 02 of this year, DEBA, SGC and MEVOCO organized a balloon competition. Children whose balloons traveled on the longest distance could win a prize.
From the 127 balloons that took off, 12 cards were returned to us. The winner flow a distance of 862.67 km to Batelov in the Czech Republic. In total, the 12 balloons covered a distance of 1864 km.
Below you will find the list of the winners. They will receive their gift in the course of next week. The people who found the balloons will be rewarded with a little attention.
Congratulations and thank you for your participation.
An inside look into the future of electricity
Energy in general and electricity in particular are fast becoming the most valuable resources. It makes perfect sense that people want to know all about electricity. What happens between the power plant and the socket in your living room? What does medium voltage mean and what technology is involved? Discover the answer to all of these and more questions on October 2nd, when three fast-growing innovators SGC, Deba and Mevoco open their doors to the public.
SGC, Deba and Mevoco engage whenever medium voltage has to be transformed to manageable low voltage, then distributing, measuring and securing every step of the way.
Have a look in production and installation departments where the smallest and biggest components of this technology are developed and produced by Mevoco. Discover the world of high-tech switch gear panels constructed by this year’s official Most Promising Belgian Maker, SGC. Learn how Deba installs these switch gear panels in high-voltage cabins providing power to complete residential areas, industrial complexes, farms, hospitals, …
On October 2nd you can visit the Medium Voltage Competence Centre, a centre for training and education. Take a look in the medium voltage museum and showroom and take a complete and thorough look into both the history and future of medium voltage technology.
Open Company Day 2016, with SGC-SwitchGear Company, Deba and Mevoco Nevele : an inside look into the future of electricity.
SGC, Deba and Mevoco, Moorstraat 24, B-9850 Nevele, Belgium
E40 exit 13 Drongen coming from Brussels
E40 exit 12 Nevele coming from Ostend
Tomorrow, Tuesday 22th March, Deba will be present at the Job Fair in Ghent. This event takes place at the International Convention Center (ICC), which is settled in the Citadel Parc. Come over, visit our stand from 12 am till 06 pm, and find the job of your dreams with us. You may already take a look on the website of our holding “Het Veer”, where you find all our open vacancies.
Place? The ICC (International Convention Center), Ghent.
Address? Citadel Parc. Van Rysselberghedreef 2, post box 1 – Citadel Parc, 9000 Ghent.
Date? Tuesday 22th March 2016, 12 am-06 pm.
More information? Check out the website of the organization.
Since a few months we see regularly a Master student, Bert Deseine, walking around and working in our medium voltage museum in Nevele. Bert is a last year student in Electrotechnic and is finalizing his master thesis about – how else – medium voltage. Our companies are trying to support him as well as possible. We took Bert for a short talk.
Bert, last year you decide to make a master thesis about medium voltage. How did you get the idea?
Bert: Medium voltage really captivated me immediately. I am a student in the department of Kortijk of the University of Ghent were I finalize my studies in Electrotechnic speciality Industrial Sciences. Last year I came with my class in Nevele for a visit of Deba, SGC SwitchGear Company and Mevoco. I immediately found the medium voltage sector very interesting. In the lessons at school, the focus is essentially oriented to domestic electricity. The fact that I did not know much about medium voltage makes it exciting to choose for a relatively “new” topic.
“The subject attracted me immediately”
Bert: Yes indeed, I am coming once or twice per week in your museum. I am at the source of the information, have all equipment available and can easily put the questions and receive the needed input. An employee of R&D of Mevoco is in fact one of my promoters.
The medium voltage world is of course very large. What are you precisely talking about in your master thesis?
Bert: The title of my thesis is: “Evolution of the switching techniques and evolution of the security in medium voltage switchgear”. Briefly, my work is focusing on how the security of medium voltage switchgear is improved or guaranteed, through the changes in the switching equipment. Therefore, I take all relevant equipments in history under the magnifier and discuss among other things, their operation, technical specifications and improvements compare to older equipments. I also try to make a simulation per equipment.
“Like to deeper analyze the future of switching equipment “
What are you willing to prove and reach with your analysis?
Bert: I try especially to describe the historical evolution. If I still have time, I would like to dedicate a part of my thesis on how the future of the switches and the associate security aspect will evolve or look like. But a master thesis is a long process. The deadline for my thesis is in a few weeks. I don’t know if this will still be reachable (laugh).
We wish you already all the success.
What did our speaker explained this morning to all this careful listening students from the PTI Eeklo?Discover it by yourself by visiting our site in Nevele! We open our doors with pleasure for you.
With a presentation, a tour in our medium voltage museum and on top a visit of our showroom and finally a visit of the production plants of SGC- SwitchGear Company we simmer a rich and diverse medium voltage program. Ask for your school visit.
Willing to discover our medium voltage museum, unique in Belgium? Students from fifth and sixth school year of the section “Electrical installation techniques” from VTI Poperinge visiting our company this morning in Nevele could not believe their eyes.
“We received a very warm welcome. The enthusiasm and the way the different speakers informed us, shows that people who work here have a real passion for medium voltage. Next year, we definitely will come back with a new contingent of students. Here, the theory is narrowly approaching the reality”, such was afterwards the comment of the teachers.
Enthusiastic students of VTI Deinze came this morning to visit our medium voltage site in Nevele, there where Deba also resides. A tour through our unique in Belgium medium voltage museum followed a short presentation. The group moved then towards de production hall of SGC-SwitchGear Company.
Are you also interested in a medium voltage site visit? Do not hesitate and get yourself down to our companies.