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electrical-machines-june-2012-smllACTOM Electrical Machines wins two prestigious export contracts

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.

The pump manufacturer is KSB Pumps, which placed an order with ACTOM Electrical Machines in January this year for a total of 44 medium and low voltage motors – all destined for use in the water treatment plant currently under construction at Eskom’s new Kusile coal-fired power station near Delmas in Mpumalanga.

“The motors will be shipped to KSB Pumps’ Brazil plant where they are to be installed on the various pumps being manufactured there for the Kusile water treatment plant,” explained Paul Lepora, ACTOM Electrical Machines’ Commercial & Marketing Manager.

The order comprises 18 medium voltage units for booster pumps and a total of 26 low voltage motors to be used in various pumping applications.

The medium voltage motors on order are 250 kW 4-pole 6,6 kV units, while the low voltage units range from 7,5 kW to 185 kW – all scheduled for delivery in August this year.

“A noteworthy aspect of the medium voltage motors portion of the order is that it represents our first large contract for motors in our new MS4 series of high-spec medium voltage cast-iron motors, which were launched into the market early this year,” Lepora pointed out.

The MS4 series, which have replaced the 1LA1 series previously on offer, comprises totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) motors in the 200 kW to 1100 kW power range, with frame sizes of between 355 and 500 and voltages of 3,3 kV, 6,6 kV and 11 kV.

ACTOM Electrical Machines’ contract for NamWater is for manufacture and supply of 12 customised high efficiency main pump motors which are to be installed at the Von Bach-Windhoek Transfer Capacity Project, which is aimed at expanding the water supply system for Windhoek.

The contract was awarded late last year by Megatech Pupkewitz, a large Windhoek-based industrial company contracted by NamWater to procure the bulk of the equipment required for the project.

The motors, which will be purpose-built to NamWater’s stringent specifications, are 1,2 MW 4-pole 690 V UNIBOX units designed for variable speed drive applications. Delivery is scheduled for the middle of this year.

ACTOM (Pty) Ltd is the largest manufacturer, repairer and distributor of electro-mechanical equipment and provider of turnkey solutions in Southern Africa, employing about 7 500 people with an annual order intake in excess of R7.5bn. It is a black empowered company with 42 operating units, 43 production, service and repair facilities, and 36 distribution outlets throughout Southern Africa.

ACTOM holds numerous technology, distribution and value added reseller agreements with various partners, both locally and internationally.

For further information contact Paul Lepora, ACTOM Electrical Machines
PO Box 1026, Benoni 1500
Tel (011) 899-1114 Fax (011) 899-1371
E-mail paul.lepora@actom.co.za
Press release compiled by Julian Kraft, J Kraft Public Relations
PO Box 2826 Wilropark 1731
Tel (011) 472-6686 Fax 086-613-9657
E-mail mwkraftj@mweb.co.za

Date:  June 11, 2012

Caption:  The first of the 12 purpose-built 1,2 MW main pump motors for NamWater’s Von Bach-Windhoek Transfer Capacity Project is shown here ready for dispatch from ACTOM Electrical Machines’ Benoni plant.