High Voltage Equipment Divisional News – Instrument Transformers Contract

Instrument Transformers Contract

2010-01-18

high-voltage-eskom-dec-2009-largeEskom awards R44m one-year instrument transformers contract to ACTOM

The largest local producer of instrument transformers, ACTOM High Voltage Equipment (HVE) (formerly Alstom High Voltage Equipment) has been awarded a one-year contract for instrument transformers required by Eskom.

The latest national instrument transformer contracts run from October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010, with HVE as one of the local manufacturers and the balance supplied by another local manufacturer.

“Previously Eskom Transmission and Eskom Distribution awarded separate three-year national contracts for instrument transformers. Now the requirements of both divisions have been combined in the present one-year contracts, which are in effect interim contracts that are due to be followed by the award of long-term national contracts for instrument transformers for both Eskom Transmission and Eskom Distribution,” said Kevin Gilbert, HVE’s Product Manager for Instrument Transformers.

HVE’s new contract, worth R44m, comprises the manufacture and supply of voltage transformers rated at 6,6 kV, 11 kV, 22 kV, 33 kV, 44 kV, 88 kV and 132 kV and current transformers with ratings of 22 kV, 33 kV, 66 kV and 132 kV.

ACTOM (Pty) Ltd is a black empowered electrical engineering company that employs over 6 000 people and has an annual order intake in excess of R5bn. It has 27 operating units, 22 production facilities and 25 distribution centres throughout South Africa.

ACTOM partners Alstom France for environmental equipment and in serving the maintenance, upgrade and retrofit market for larger boilers, as well as for railway transport activities.

ACTOM holds exclusive distribution, technology and representation rights for Areva T&D in Southern Africa and maintains management, technical and commercial links to Areva T&D business units in Europe.

ACTOM formerly traded under the name Alstom South Africa and re-branded to ACTOM in September 2009.

For further information contact Doug Thompson, ACTOM High Voltage Equipment
PO Box 13793, Witfield 1467
Tel (011) 820-5348 Fax (011) 823-9047
E-Mail doug.thompson@actom.co.za
Date:  December 15, 2009

Caption:  Newly manufactured current transformers ready for dispatch at ACTOM High Voltage Equipment’s plant.