By John Lee.
Crompton Greaves Ltd (CG), part of the Indian company Avantha Group, has announced a $25-million new contract win for the design, construction and delivery of 16 mobile electrical substations.
The order was placed by the General Directorate for Transmission, Upper Euphrates Region, Ministry of Electricity in Iraq.
The key deliverables are engineering and supply of 16 mobile substations containing 31.5 MVA transformers delivered by CG’s Power Transformer factory in Hungary, auxiliary/earthing units manufactured in the Distribution Transformer factory in Belgium and control and protection equipment provided by CG’s Automation arm ZIV. Integration and assembly work for the project will be concluded at the CG factory in Belgium.
The suite of mobile substations will be flexibly deployed throughout Iraq for utilities and industries to provide interim grid connections and temporary power supplies. CG’s short-track delivery of mobile units allows flexible use in the Iraqi grid.
Typically its applications would range from power supply during emergency or planned outages, to moving loads, and the integration of distributed or renewable generation. Delivery is expected to be completed by September 2015.
The Ministry of Electricity in Iraq selected CG to execute this project on account of an enduring business trust and in recognition of CG’s high quality, reliable T&D products. CG has a successful track record of providing reliable mobile substations and conventional (Gas Insulated Switchgear/Air Insulated Switchgear) substations to the Middle East region and has the reputation of being one of the leading manufacturers of mobile substations, worldwide
Commenting on the order, Avantha Group Company CG’s CEO and Managing Director, Laurent Demortier (pictured), said:
“We thank the Ministry of Electricity, Iraq, for renewing their trust in us. CG has a long-established business foundation in Iraq for over 25 years.
"Combining our global technology, engineering expertise and strong local presence, we have positioned Iraq as a strategically important market, for a wide range of projects in electric power and other industries. We are pleased to continue supporting the country’s growth and development.”