SPTC opens first transformer factory in Saudi
Mumbai, February 13, 2013
SPTC, a joint venture between Crompton Greaves Limited (CG), a pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy, and Saudi Transformer Company, has opened its flagship power transformer factory in Dammam Industrial City in Saudi Arabia.
The joint venture is dedicated to design, engineering and manufacture of power transformers and mobile sub-stations and offers full service capabilities for products installed in Saudi Arabia.
The factory has a capacity of 5000 MVA. The first transformer manufactured will leave the factory by mid-April, 2013, said a company statement.
CG is part of the $4 billion Avantha Group, one of India's leading business conglomerates.
Its successful entities include BILT, Global Green Company, Avantha Power & Infrastructure, Solaris ChemTech Industries, Biltech Building Elements and Salient Business.
The joint venture has already received a five-year framework contract for sub-station services. The first orders are for one Mobile Sub-station and six 25 MVA Power Transformers. The products will be delivered to Saudi Electricity Company (SEC).
As one of the world's leading electrical manufacturers and engineering corporations, CG has been partnering with companies worldwide to enhance its portfolio and offer its clients the best of global technologies and end-to-end solutions.
CG is the first company to establish a power transformer plant and commence mobile substation activities in Saudi Arabia, the largest market in the Middle East with a $4 billion transmission and distribution (T&D) market, said a senior official.
“Saudi Arabia is a strategic market for CG. SEC and the other leading utilities and industry customers are innovative companies and the growth challenges that they face require deep technical interactions with leading suppliers," remarked Laurent Demortier, the CEO and managing director of CG.
"We do believe that the localization of our activity in Saudi will bring a high level of responsiveness and understanding of the specific needs of our Saudi customers and will pave the way for a strong long-term relationship," he added.
Thanking its partners CG and STC for the launch of the venture, SPTC CEO Mohammed Alsamari said the factory was built in a record time of 12 months.
"We have built a state-of-the-art facility and employed the finest technician and engineers in the field along with the best available technology. We are ready to support Saudi customers in their quest for high quality and efficient Power Transformers," he added.-TradeArabia News Service