|Client||Bruxelles Mobilité / STIB [Brussels Transport]|
SPIE Belgium won the invitation to tender of Brussels Mobility to renew and extend what are known as the “Safety Extra Low Voltage” (SELV) of the Brussels metro and pre-metro of the STIB (Brussels Transport).
The upgrading operations are as varied as they are numerous. They include in particular the installation of video surveillance systems, radio telecommunication (Astrid and TETRA networks), telephony, the replacement of optical fibre cables, data storage and management (datacentre), message broadcasting system in stations, access control, time transmission, and the refurbishment and securing of technical premises.
This multi-requirement worksite mobilized several areas of expertise, without having to resort to outsourcing: 40 SPIE employees are working on the project during the day, and another 15 at night.
The entire STIB network, i.e. all the stations, tunnels, certain depots and the new STIB control centre (Belgolaise) of the metro, is concerned by the upgrade and expansion of safety extra low voltage installations.
SELV designates an autonomous power supply method (thanks to a generator, a battery and a transformer) characterized by double safety insulation and voltage below 50 V AC (120 V DC). Its operation is naturally governed by many safety rules.
In addition to quality service, the technical expertise of SPIE in energy and communications proved once again decisive in this partnership, renewed for the fourth time with Bruxelles Mobilité, a client for 10 years.
As the impact of coronavirus on our activities increases and in the face of ever-stricter government measures to halt its spread, SPIE Belgium would like to inform you about the steps it has taken within the organisation.
To this day:
SPIE Belgium has decided not to stop its activities completely, considering that some of these may be essential or even critical to maintaining the activities of companies in critical sectors and essential services that are vital to the smooth running of the country. This is being done, of course, in strict respect of the measures taken by the authorities, and treating the health and safety of our staff, our clients, our suppliers and sub-contractors as a priority.
This unprecedented crisis reminds us of the importance of two of our founding values: responsibility and proximity. By each taking our responsibilities, we will overcome this ordeal.
Drawing strength from our 120 years of experience and from the solidity of the Group to which we belong, we remain confident in the future and in our mutual capacity to adapt and be resilient.