Technical Visits

The tours will take place on Friday, September 15th. For each tour the time schedule is different (see below). The fees per participant are:

Tour 1 - 30 EUR /incl. VAT/ (lunch is included)
Tour 2 - 20 EUR /incl. VAT/ (lunch is included)
Tour 3 - 30 EUR /incl. VAT/ (lunch is NOT included)

The minimum number of participants is 15 for each tour. Please note that if the number is not reached, the tour will be cancelled and the fees either will be reimbursed or the participants have the possibility to join another tour.

Please note, that registration for Tour 1 and Tour 2 is only possible until September 1st.


Tour 1: Power generation solutions for plasma processes

Maximum 40 participants
Registration possible until September 1st
Price 30 EUR /incl. VAT/

On this tour we will visit TRUMPF Hüttinger, a leading global manufacturer of power supplies for plasma based coating processes, induction heating and CO2 laser excitation. TRUMPF Hüttinger has development and production sites in Poland, Germany and the USA. The tour will guide us to the plant in Zielonka n/Warsaw, a DC Competence centre of TRUMPF Hüttinger, which in order to meet the latest criteria for efficiency and quality constantly expands its premises.

The company’s products supply the required process energy in many high-tech industries; plasma generators from TRUMPF Hüttinger support the functional coating of solar cells and microchips, among other applications. The company is the market leader in coating processes for manufacturing flat screens and architectural glass. TRUMPF Hüttinger induction generators cover a broad application spectrum ranging from classic applications such as hardening, annealing and soldering to high-tech processes like crystal growing.

The tour will start at 9:30 AM and is expected to end in the afternoon between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM at the Palace of Culture and Science.


Tour 2: ABB ENVILINE™ DC wayside Energy Storage System – the first European Energy Storage System in Subways & Power Electronics and Applications Research laboratories of the Warsaw University of Technology

Maximum 2 x 30 participants (1 group in the morning, 1 group in the afternoon)
Registration possible until September 1st
Price 20 EUR /incl. VAT/

On this tour we will visit the ABB ENVILINE™ Energy Storage System, the first European Energy Storage System in Subways and the largest of its kind in the world) and the Power Electronics and Applications Research laboratories of the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT).

The tour will start at the WUT with a short presentation about the ABB ENVILINE Energy Storage System. After that, the tour will take us, by the Warsaw Subway, to the Stadion Narodowy Subway line 2 substation, where the ENVILINE Energy Storage System is installed. Subway line 2 is one of the largest projects in Warsaw. The central section of the line is 6.1 km long and links the eastern Praga district with the downtown and western districts via a tunnel running eight meters below the Vistula river. The line, an investment of around one billion Euro, was opened in March 2015 and serves since about 100,000 commuters per day. The central section of Warsaw’s Subway line 2 is powered by seven underground substations - installed by ABB - providing DC traction power to the line and AC auxiliary power to the Subway stations. Four combined traction and auxiliary substations are equipped with four transformer-rectifier groups each to ensure redundancy and uninterrupted power supply, while the remaining three AC substations provide high-quality power to stations and commercial loads. To improve the ecological footprint of the new east-west connection, the Stadion Narodowy substation is equipped with a super-capacitor-based DC wayside Energy Storage System. The 40-megajoule system recovers and stores braking energy from decelerating subway trains and makes it available again for acceleration. This special feature helps to reduce operating costs, while enhancing energy efficiency.

After this interesting visit, the tour will guide us back to the WUT, where the most interesting and important Power Electronics and Applications Research laboratories will be shown. Recent achievements in the field of Power Electronics and Applications will be presented by the members of our scientific teams from the Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics (ICIE). The teams from the Industrial Electronics Division and the Electrical Drives Division of ICIE are currently involved in the Projects related to renewable energy sources, intelligent solutions for smart grids, electric vehicles and light aircrafts, and others. Selected solutions in these fields will be shown to the tour participants.

The tour will be organized in two groups:
People who registered for this tour before July 18, 2017, will join the tour in the morning.
People who register(ed) for this tour on July 18 or later, will join the tour in the afternoon.
The morning tour will start at 9:00 AM and is expected to end in the afternoon (after lunch) between 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM, both at the Warsaw University of Technology.
The afternoon tour will start with lunch at 1:00 PM and is expected to end between 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM, both at the Warsaw University of Technology.
Suitable shoes are required for this tour.


Tour 3: Extraordinary sightseeing tour of Warsaw

Maximum 50 participants
Registration possible until September 1st
Price 30 EUR /incl. VAT/



9:00 - Meeting in front of the main entrance to the Palace of Science & Culture (Conference place)
9:00-9:20 - Transfer to the Royal Łazienki Park
9:20-10:00 - Łazienki Royal Park sightseeing (walking tour)
10:00-11:30 - Panoramic tour around main spots in Warsaw
11:30-13:00 - Old Town Sightseeing (walking tour)
13:00 - Lunch time the Old Town area (not included in the price of tour)



Grand Theatre - National Opera

One of the most modern theatres in Europe, and the largest stage in the world.



Presidential Palace

The Presidential Palace is one of the largest palaces in Warsaw. This is the official seat of the President of the Republic of Poland.



The Old Town & the Royal Castle

Walking down the streets of the Old and New Towns allows you to rest from the bustle of central city life. Atmospheric alleys, squares, and cosy cafés create a unique sense of history, and in the summer, the Old and New Town Squares become stages for musical and theatrical performances and open-air galleries.

The Royal Castle was built in the 15th century. It served as residence of Mazovian princes. Once the capital was moved from Krakow to Warsaw, the castle served as seat of the king and the Parliament. The castle has been renovated repeatedly and destroyed completely during World War II. It was rebuilt between 1971-1988 using castle remains and rubble. Today, the segment with the clock tower opens the way to the Old Town.



Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist

The cathedral was erected in its present form in the 14th century. It has witnessed many historic events, including weddings, coronations and royal funerals.




An example of “ defense construction ”, this is a part of the city walls built in the 16th century. Almost being completely destroyed during World War II, it was restored after the war ended.



Łazienki Park & Palace on the Water

Łazienki Królewskie Museum is a Palace-Garden complex which includes a park (76 hectares of nature, right in the city center) and numerous historical objects. The park was created using the formerly wildly growing forest, allowing the animals to be “ detained ” under natural conditions. In the 18th century it became the most beautiful planned area in Warsaw and one of the most beautiful in Europe, equally stunning in terms of its greenery and architecture.



The tour is mostly walking, so suitable shoes are required.


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