Technical visits

Technical visit 1 – CERN

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world's largest and most respected centres for scientific research.

At CERN probe the fundamental structure of the particles that make up everything around us. Their physicists and engineers do this by using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments.

Subatomic particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light, the process gives us clues about how the particles interact and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. CERN want to advance the boundaries of human knowledge by delving into the smallest building blocks of our universe.

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This technical visit to CERN will include a video introduction to CERN, followed by a 2-hour tour. Please note you will not get to see all areas of CERN with this time frame. In addition to the tour, you can also explore their permanent exhibitions.

Technical visit 2 - Transports Publics Genevois (Hitachi)

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Technical visit 3 - ALPIQ/FMHL in Veytaux

The visit to the ALPIQ/FMHL (Forces Motrices Hongrin-Léman SA) in Veytaux near Montreux will include a guided tour of the FMHL facilities. You will get to see both the Veytaux I power station which entered service in 1971 and the Veytaux II power station which was commissioned in 2017.

Veytaux's two pumped storage power plants make a significant contribution towards Switzerland’s security of supply and represents a complementary investment in connection with the fluctuating electricity generation from new renewable energies.

With a capacity of 480 megawatts (MW), of which 60 MW is in reserve, the hydroelectric complex produces approximately one billion kilowatt hours of peak energy per year, equivalent to the consumption of nearly 300,000 households.

Forces Motrices Hongrin-Léman SA belongs to the shareholders Romande Energie SA, Alpiq Suisse SA, Groupe E SA and City of Lausanne. Alpiq, as owners’ representative, is in charge of FMHL and the operator is Hydro Exploitation SA.

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Technical visit 4 – Information coming soon!