ACTOM Electrical Machines: Divisional News
R130-million Eskom power plants MV motors
Intense competition for a major contract by Eskom for the manufacture and supply of medium voltage motors to replace most of the aging units operating in its coal-fired power plants was aroused globally when the utility invited tenders for the contract in mid-2010.
A combination of favourable factors in leading local manufacturer ACTOM Electrical Machines’ bid for this highly sought-after contract resulted in it winning it in August last year.
Medupi and Kusile’s air-cooled condensers
ACTOM Electrical Machines, South Africa’s leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of electric motors, has completed manufacture of all the customised low voltage motors required for the air-cooled condenser (ACC) units at Eskom’s new Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power stations.
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ACTOM Electrical Machines recently won export contracts worth a total of R14,5-million from two prominent customers – an international pump manufacturer based in Italy and Namibia’s water supply authority NamWater.
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ACTOM Electrical Machines adapts organisation to improve customer contact
Leading electric motor manufacturer and supplier ACTOM Electrical Machines recently
adapted its organisational structure to simplify and improve contact with customers.
The company, which previously operated separate sales entities for medium voltage and low voltage motors respectively, has combined them into one, thereby establishing a single sales entity to provide a more efficient “one-stop seamless point of contact” for all customers, said Paul Cuthbert, Divisional CEO of ACTOM’s Power Conversion division, of which the Benoni-based Electrical Machines operation forms part.
High spec medium voltage motors
ACTOM Electrical Machines has launched a new range of cast-iron medium voltage motors into the market that incorporates state-of-the-art technology, as well as world class electrical steel and insulation systems.
Developed by the company over the past few years, the new high specification range – dubbed the MS4 series – comprises totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) motors in the 300 kW to 800 kW power range, with frame sizes of between 355 and 500 and voltages of 3,3 kV, 6,6 kV and 11 kV.
Minopex 2 year Contract
Process plants operator Minopex awards ACTOM Electrical Machines prized two-year contract for high-spec LV motors
Johannesburg-based Minopex, a leading specialist in the operation and maintenance of metal and mineral processing plants, has awarded a two-year frame contract to ACTOM Electrical Machines to manufacture and supply high specification low voltage motors for a total of 21 mineral processing plants around the country.