CONDIS reinforces its position in the grid protection market

With the aim of offering the market’s most advanced solutions for grid protection, automation and control, CONDIS SA announces a strategic partnership with Scottish start-up Synaptec Ltd.


Best-in-class partnership

Combining ingenuity, manufacturing experience and market legitimacy, CONDIS and Synaptec have embarked on a new partnership to offer innovative solutions for HV and MV protection applications for visionary operators ready to take the next step towards digitalisation and improving the performance of their power networks.

Together with the partnership initiated in 2014 with Moscow-based optic sensor experts Profotech JSC, CONDIS, now, through the Synaptec partnership enlarges its offering and field of expertise to become a major force in digital Metering & Protection for MV and HV applications in the transmission, distribution and power generation segments.

As a highly innovative new player in the industry, Synaptec has developed a completely unique and patent-protected sensing technology which leverages existing optical fibre networks for distributed and passive sensing with unprecedent efficiency and reach. Synaptec’s products address the market’s need for real-time, reliable and cost-effective protection, control and automation of critical power system infrastructure at unprecedented range. By providing scalable and affordable visibility and control of complex, inaccessible, distributed power systems, Synaptec’s technology facilitates the integration of renewable energy and helps embracing the cost savings of automation and digitalisation.

CONDIS is a well-established world leader in the development and manufacturing of high and medium voltage products and solutions for use in electrical infrastructures. Enjoying a strong reputation among its international customer base, CONDIS’ network is a major springboard for Synaptec’s technology to quickly expand its geographic reach. In the near future, CONDIS and Synaptec will further extend their offer thanks to the co-development of new solutions for HV applications.

Widest portfolio on the market  

At the leading edge of innovation, CONDIS’ Metering & Protection portfolio consists of cutting-edge low power instrument transformers and sensing solutions. “We want to leave customers free to adopt the most suitable and cost-effective option according to their specific needs. To this end, we are fully in line with the latest IEC 61850 standard requirements with proven interoperability of our solutions with major providers of secondary equipment.” commented Per H. Dybwad, CONDIS’ Executive Chairman.

Service to play the leading role  

From a project’s first stages to the commissioning of the devices at the customer’s facilities the partnership offers bespoke solutions and a high level service to customers. Philip Orr, Managing Director at Synaptec said of the new partnership: “Through our partnership with CONDIS we are able to bring our unique technology to the wider transmission, distribution and power generation sectors. By combining our strengths, we will enable power system operators to meet the challenges of digitalization and renewables integration more cost-effectively than ever before.”


About Synaptec

Synaptec is a highly innovative start-up based in Glasgow UK which invented the world’s first passive sensor networks specifically for power transmission, distribution and renewables operators. This patented technology uniquely reduces the capital cost of protection, automation and control of increasingly complex and distributed power networks by reducing outages, preventing damage, and minimizing civil works. Synaptec provide unique measurement and analysis solutions that utilise new or existing optical fibres to enhance network monitoring, stability, protection, control and asset management, with systems now deployed in both UK and European transmission systems