ACTOM Power Systems: Divisional News
Sy Gourrah appointed Head of ACTOM Power Systems
Sy Gourrah, a well-respected electrical engineer who has held key posts at Buffalo City Municipality (East London) and been involved in a range of electrical infrastructure projects in various parts of the country as a consulting engineer, has been appointed General Manager of ACTOM Power Systems, the ACTOM group’s substation project management business unit.
Kouga Wind Farm
ACTOM Power Systems, ACTOM’s substation construction wing, has been awarded the electrical balance of plant subcontract for the 80 MW Kouga Wind Farm at Oyster Bay in the Eastern Cape.
The R150-million contract, awarded in April this year by Nordex Energy SA, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project, encompasses the design and turnkey provision of the electrical installation from the base of the wind turbine generators (WTG’s) up to the Eskom point of connection for the power generated by the Kouga Wind Farm’s 32 x 2,5 MW WTG’s.
Pretoria North substation extension contract
The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality has awarded a R41-million turnkey contract to ACTOM Power Systems (formerly Alstom Power Systems) to extend and refurbish the 132/11 kV Pretoria North substation to meet increased demand resulting from residential and commercial development in the area, as well as to assure reliability of supply.
Trekkopje Uranium Mine
In its largest-ever contract to date, ACTOM Power Systems (formerly Alstom Power Systems) is procuring, supplying and installing the electrical equipment required for four new substations being established as part of the new Trekkopje Uranium opencast mining project currently in progress near Swakopmund in Namibia.