ICOLIM 2011 ended
The 10th ICOLIM 2011, held from 31 May till 2 June in Croatia,  ended yesterday with live work demonstrations in 400/220/110 kV Žerjavinec Substation.
Our country is the youngest member of the Live Work Association (LWA), which organized this most significant European professional live work gathering together with Hrvatska elektroprivreda. Live work demonstrations were conducted by the USA's Quanta Energized Services team, as the gold sponsor of the Conference as well as the following teams: Polish 'Energa Operator S.A.', Hungarian 'EON Network Service Ltd'and Slovenian 'NEK'. The host was represented by HEP Training and Education Centre, Elektra Zabok and Elektra Zadar of HEP DSO.  Luckily, since bad weather forecast did not come true, this practical and the most interesting part of the Conference was carried out under clear and sunny skies.  The night before, during the Closing Ceremony at the Westin Hotel, participants were addressed by Darko Vidović, President of ICOLIM's Organization Committee and Chairman of LWA Steering Committee, Damir Pečvarac, member of the Management Board of HEP d.d. and Jozsef Kiss who was, according to tradition, symbolically handed over the organization of the next conference to be held in Hungary in 2014, the country of its very origin. Hungary was the host organizer of the first Conference on Live Maintenance in 1992.

Start of ICOLIM 2011
 Today on 31 May, in the Westin Hotel in Zagreb, 10th International Conference on Live Maintenance ICOLIM 2011 was opened under auspices of the Ministry of Labour, Economy and Entrepreneurship and in the organization of Hrvatska elektroprivreda and Live Work Association.
This three-day long conference gathers 440 participants from 27 countries. Fifty six papers will be presented on the first two days. Practical live work will be demonstrated on the third day in 400/220/110 kV Žerjavinec Substation near Zagreb. At the opening ceremony the participants were addressed by Darko Vidović, Chairman of ICOLIM's Organization Committee and LWA Steering Committee; Cliff Divine, representative of Quanta Services, the gold sponsor of ICOLIM; Leo Begović, President of the Management Board of HEP d.d. and Darko Horvat, the Head of the Energy Department at the Ministry of Labour, Economy and Entrepreneurship and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HEP d.d. Speakers-hosts have expressed their satisfaction with Croatia and its national electric power company being the host to respectable European and world live work experts as well as with the Conference being held in Zagreb, the city which today celebrates its Day. Extending wishes for successful work and exchange of experiences and achievements in live maintenance between the two conferences, hope that all the participants from all parts of Europe as well as from distant countries such as Australia, Canada and USA will find Croatia a pleasant stay, was also expressed.

Meeting of the LWA Steering and Technical Committees
 On Monday 30 May, a day prior to ICOLIM 2011 in Zagreb, the third meeting of the Steering and Technical Committees of the European Live Work Association was held in HEP head office.
Requests for LWA membership submitted by four countries were discussed in the first part of the meeting. On this ocassion the Republic of Slovenia became the LWA associate member. The proposal on chairmen and moderators of the two-day morning and afternoon Conference was accepted. Jens Jühling, Stanislav Motejzik, Claude Mongars and Darko Vidović will preside over the Westin Ballroom A sessions. Stelian Gal, Carlos Augusto Andrade Santos and Eamonn O'Flynn will preside over Westin Ballroom B sessions, while Vladimir Caha, Traian Fagarasan, Andrej Kosmačin and Bernard Pilarski will preside over Westin Ballroom C sessions. The moderators are as follows: Darko Vidović, Vladimir Caha, Viktor Lovrenčić and Claude Mongars in Ballroom A; Andrej Kosmačin, Bernard Pilarski, Stanislav Motejzik and Traian Fagarasan in Ballroom B; Eamonn O'Flynn, Carlos Augusto Andrade Santos, József Kiss and Jens Jühling in Ballroom C. Steering and Technical Committees agreed on the Republic of Hungary as the organizer of the next ICOLIM 2014 Conference. Presentation of its representatives and the taking over of hosting duties from the Republic of Croatia is expected at ICOLIM 2011.



May 20th, 2011
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May 10th, 2011
Hotel reservation

April 30th, 2011
Hotel cancellation


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