New AMV12 Switchgear
City Power is ACTOM MV Switchgear’s first customer for its new generation AMV12 range of air-insulated switchgear officially launched into the market at the beginning of the year.
The business unit was awarded a contract in April last year to provide a 17-panel 12 kV rated switchboard incorporating the new switchgear for installation in the 88 kV/11 kV Industria substation in Industria, west of Johannesburg’s city centre.
The contract, which formed part of a refurbishment and upgrade of the substation by City Power, was awarded by Midrand-based Machite Engineering, the electrical and civils contractor on the project.
ACTOM MV Switchgear, which completed the contract in January this year, developed the AMV12 range in line with the changing requirements of its principle customers and in conformity with the latest international quality and safety standards. It developed the new range in partnership with YIHE Electric Group, a Qingdao (China) based manufacturer of electrical equipment.
The AMV12 range of switchgear is rated for 12 kV with current ratings of 800 A, 1250 A and 2500 A at 31,5 kA in accordance with IEC 62271-200.
ACTOM MV Switchgear has subsequently received several more orders from other key customers, including CONCO, DRA and the City of Windhoek.
ACTOM (Pty) Ltd is the largest manufacturer, solution provider, repairer and distributor of electro-mechanical equipment in Africa, offering a winning and balanced combination of manufacturing, service, repairs, projects and distribution through its 40 distribution outlets throughout Southern Africa.
ACTOM is also a major local supplier of electrical equipment, services and balance of plant to the renewable energy projects.
It also holds numerous technology, distribution and value added reseller agreements with various partners, both locally and internationally.
For further information contact Greg Whyte, ACTOM MV Switchgear
PO Box 13024, Knights 1413
Tel (011) 820-5140 Fax (011) 820-5212
Press release compiled by Julian Kraft, J Kraft Public Relations
PO Box 2826 Wilropark 1731
Tel (011) 472-6686 Cell 082-894-9609
Date: August 13, 2015
Caption: ACTOM MV Switchgear technicians completing assembly and inspection of the AMV12 switchgear panel for City Power’s Industria substation