CG Flags Off its First Batch of 500 kV Transformers for State Owned Utility PT PLN

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 04:17 PM IST (10:47 AM GMT)
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CG Flags Off its First Batch of 500 kV Transformers for State Owned Utility PT PLN

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Thursday, September 19, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — — Largest rating ever produced in Indonesia and the ASEAN region

— Will reduce PT PLN’s dependence on importing such equipment

Avantha Group Company CG today flagged off its first batch of 500 kV Transformers from its state-of-the-art Transformer manufacturing facility located in the industrial area of Cileungsi, Bogor, Indonesia. The facility is equipped to design, manufacture and test Transformers up to 550 kV class locally in Indonesia. The largest rating of the Transformer manufactured here is 500MVA and 550 kV class.

CG’s Indonesian manufacturing and testing facility will now be used to strengthen PT PLN’s transmission network thus making CG a leading name in the whole of the Asia-Pacific region. PT PLN (Perusahaan Listrik Negara) is an Indonesian Government-owned sole electricity utility company.

In addition to the manufacturing capability, CG has invested more than 15 Million US Dollars to build a 550 kV Extra High Voltage (EHV) Test Lab here that is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment mostly from Europe and America.

The facility’s growth since it’s initiation in 1991 has been significant. It began with 220 employees and an initial annual production capacity of 3,000MVA; to manufacture Transformers up to 150kV class. Today, it has 468 employees and an annual production capacity of 10,000MVA, which is more than three times its initial production capacity.

CG is the first company in South East Asia to design, manufacture and test 500 kV Transformers locally. This is possible simply because the 550 kV technologies for this facility have been brought in from CG’s Belgian facility and the engineers from CG Indonesia have been trained in Belgium. They have the expertise in the areas of design, quality assurance, production and testing of 550 kV EHV Transformers.

Speaking on the occasion of the flag off, Avantha Group Company CG’s CEO & Managing Director, Mr Laurent Demortier said, “Today’s flag off is a matter of pride for CG and the electrical industry of Indonesia. This is the first delivery of our state-of-the-art 500 kV Power Transformer made in our newly expanded plant located in Djakarta. CG has been manufacturing Power transformers in Indonesia since 1991. The plant has been expanded to produce 10,000 MVA per year. CG can design, engineer, install, maintain and manufacture a full range of power transformers in Indonesia.”

Our enhanced Indonesian facility makes us a preferred partner for investors of Power Plants in Indonesia to source all their transformer requirements locally. With this, CG hopes to eventually erase the dependence of Indonesia’s power utilities on imports of power and generator transformers.

About Avantha Group Company CG

Avantha Group Company CG is a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy. With more than 15,000 employees across its operations in around 85 countries, CG provides electrical products, systems and services for utilities, power generation, industries, and consumers. The company is organized into four business groups: Power, Industrial, Automation and Consumer. CG clocks US$ 2.3 billion in revenues from product lines that cover the entire value chain of engineering offerings.

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About Avantha

The US$4bn Avantha Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates. Its successful entities include BILT, Crompton Greaves, The Global Green Company, Avantha Power & Infrastructure, Solaris ChemTech Industries, Biltech Building Elements, Salient Business Solutions and Avantha Technologies. With a global footprint, the Group operates in 90 countries with more than 25,000 employees worldwide. The Group has business interests in diverse areas including power transmission and distribution equipment and services, paper and pulp, energy and infrastructure, food processing, farm forestry, insurance, chemicals, IT and ITES. Led by Gautam Thapar, Avantha demonstrates strong leadership globally and emerges as a focused corporate, leveraging its knowledge, leadership and operations, adding lasting value for its stakeholders and investors.

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