Technical Articles

EBRD supports Serbian reform programme for the power sector
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting a comprehensive reform programme for the power sector in Serbia by extending a EUR 200 million restructuring line to the state-owned utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) that generates, distributes and supplies electricity across the country.The restructuring loan is aimed at improving the power infrastructure within the country by helping EPS restructure its balance sheet and support its recovery after the devastating aftermath of the Balkan floods in 2014. Following those ... more
Romania’s CEZ Distributie to improve network operation and improve efficiency with EUR 153,7 million loan
Romania’s electricity distribution company CEZ Distributie will receive a syndicated loan from The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) worth of RON 675 million (EUR 153,7 million equivalent), aimed at supporting the projects of the distribution company. The projects refer to the 2015-16 investment programmes aimed at reducing technical and commercial losses, improving efficiency and installing smart meters, the restructuring of the company’s balance sheet in order to optimise its capital structure, and the provision of working capital.CEZ ... more
Nine outstanding projects from Croatia and the Western Balkans received recognition for energy efficiency
Nine outstanding projects financed under the Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Finance Facility II (WeBSEFF II) received recognition from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as part of an initiative for promoting renewable energy in Croatia’s capital Zagreb.The investments promoting energy efficiency and low carbon technologies in the commercial, residential, and municipal sectors were honored at the 2015 Sustainable Energy Excellence Awards ceremony hosted by the EBRD on 22 October 2016 at the Hotel Esplanade Zagreb. The event ... more
How to complete a low-cost design and analysis using a single-phase AC induction motors and an 8bit microcontroller
Justin BauerSmall AC induction motors, say for opening garage doors, can have speed control and soft start added with little cost using a three-phase inverter circuit. These permanent split capacitor (PSC) motors are among the simplest and widest used for this type of application. They have low starting torque and current, but can be inefficient due to the non-polarised run capacitor, which often fails before the rest of the motor.These single-phase motors are often referred to as two-phase motors ... more
The Western Balkans and EU energy security
Energy security is a topic of growing concern to many EU countries and the Western Balkans, here defined as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia, could play a role in improving that security through possible investment in liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and new gas pipelines.The Western Balkans themselves may also benefit from alternative routes for gas supplies to Europe from Russia, the Caucasus and even further afield via LNG import terminals. Geographic position, ... more
Vi&Rus International is an EMS provider established on the basis of the existing since 1992 Biopriborostroene PLC, specialized in developing and manufacturing of PCBs, stencils, parts, and modules for the electronics. The company also offers a semiautomatic assembly service for prototype and small quantity product runs and has ISO 9001:2008 certifications. ... more
Vekatech

09.11.2015

Vekatech
Bulgarian OEM and EMS company Veka-tech has been on the electronics manufacturing services market for 11 years and is specialized in the design, production and assembly of automotive, industrial and medical electronic modules.Continued investments in state-of-the-art advanced assembly technology for low to medium volume production makes it possible for the largest automotive clients and small fabless electronics manufacturers to optimize their value chains and improve their competitiveness.Vekatech can manage the complete electronic manufacture from components procurement, PCB assembly, final ... more
UltraFlex Power Technologies
UltraFlex Power Technologies is an electronic manufacturing service provider focused on delivering complete and customized solutions for OEM customers. The company provides engineering design, product development and contract manufacturing in a broad range of fields including industrial, medical, dental and consumer. Since its establishment in 1998, Saturn has become a successful extension to the engineering teams of many companies helping them to increase their profit and significantly reduce the time-to-market and the development and manufacturing cost. ... more
Tremol SMD

09.11.2015

Tremol SMD
Tremol SMD is a Bulgarian contract electronic manufacturer founded in the city of Veliko Tarnovo on April 2006 as a part of Tremol Group Bulgaria. Currently more than 190 highly educated and motivated employees are working in the company, as within the Group there are more than 330 employees. The team has the potential for activities in R&D, software and firmware design, electronic design, electronic testing, moulds and plastic parts design, plastic injection, mechanical parts design and production, etc.Tremol ... more
Teracom

09.11.2015

Teracom
Teracom is a Bulgarian company in the field of communication equipment, established in 1993. Its team includes 25 qualified specialists from various fields of electronics and mechanical engineering. In 1997 the company purchased its first own production facilities. The first semi-automatic SMD assembly line was purchased in 1998 and in the next year the first machine for automatic assembly was acquired. Since then the company has been running its own SMD assembly.Located on an area of over 1,000 sq. ... more
TAURUS-93

09.11.2015

TAURUS-93 was established in 1993 and is based in the city of Plovdiv. Its main activity is the design and production of control boards and touch sensor keyboards from polycarbonate or polyester foil, which are used as components in the management of electronic devices and machines in the field of machine building. The company products are used in a wide variety of applications - in medical equipment, in machines with a CPU (Central Processing Unit), in programmers and controllers, ... more
Sysco Set Electronics
Sysco Set Electronics was founded in October 2001 in Sofia, Bulgaria. After the renovation of the present fabrication facilities, the production of electronic modules started in April 2002, providing all kinds of actual production processes and infra structure required in the electronic assembly, like ESD flooring, air conditioning, lead-free wave- and reflow-soldering, high-speed SMD assembly, wire-dressing, in-circuit-testing, coating, manual and automatic assembling, to mention the key processes only.Since March 2003 the company is certified according to ISO 9001:2002 and ... more
SET PCB Technology
SET is specialized in the production of single-, double- and multi-layer PCBs of different shape and size in compliance with customer’s specifications and requirements. SET is ISO 9001:2008 and UL certificated. The company produces over 3000 kg PCBs and mounted PCBs every week for over 500 customers from Bulgaria and Western Europe. ... more
The company’s main activities consist of distribution and total engineering of security systems, including: alarm systems, CCTV, fire detection and fire extinguishing systems, access control, hotel security systems, systems for detection of water and gas, perimeter security, communication systems, integrated security systems, centralized security and data transmission systems, anti-theft systems for commercial premises, specialized bank security and warning systems, structured cabling systems, among others. The company is ISO 9001:2008 certificated. ... more
Rommtech-3S

09.11.2015

Rommtech-3S
Rommtech-3S Ltd. is 100% private Dutch- Bulgarian joint venture created in 2007 by Rommens Instrumenten-en Apparatenbouw B.V. and Security Smart Systems Ltd. Both companies have more than 15 years experience in developing and manufacturing electronics and electromechanical products. ROMMTECH-3S Ltd is situated in Vratza, Bulgaria. The company occupies a total own area of 12 000 square meters, among which the building estate is 4 000 square meters including production premises and offices. Its production activity includes electronic and electro-mechanical ... more

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South Korean automotive manufacturer Kyungshin starts construction of new factory in Serbia

South Korean automotive manufacturer Kyungshin starts construction of new factory in Serbia

In Smederevska Palanka, the Kyungshin Cable plant will produce components for high-tech electric car batteries, as well as parts for traditional cars ... more
EBRD launches research programme for SMEs in 6 European countries

EBRD launches research programme for SMEs in 6 European countries

The new programme is designed to create free, publicly available research reports to overcome information barriers that obstruct market liquidity ... more
New investment project for water and sanitation services in Smolyan, Bulgaria

New investment project for water and sanitation services in Smolyan, Bulgaria

The project will modernise and extend municipal services for nearly 100 000 people in the Smolyan district in accordance with EU directives ... more
The first large-scale wastewater treatment plant for Skopje gets euro financing

The first large-scale wastewater treatment plant for Skopje gets euro financing

The EBRD is providing a loan of 58 million euro to finance the first large-scale wastewater treatment plant for Skopje. The financing will be complemented by 78 million euro package from the European Investment Bank (EIB) ... more

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