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Nigeria’s power expansion and improvement plans continue

Sep 2, 2014

The governor of Nigeria’s Oyo State, this week inaugurated a new 2×15 MVA Injection Power Substation in Akanran, built at a cost of almost $1 million.  The substation was constructed by Ibadan … read more


Indian power company fines transformer suppliers $8m over failure to meet deadlines

Sep 1, 2014

Bihar State Power (Holding) Company Limited (BSPHCL) has fined three companies, plus several suppliers, over what it called ‘slow’ work across various power projects. The fines totalled $7.93 million and … read more


Wrap-up: Cigre Session 2014

Sep 1, 2014

Friday saw the end of the Cigre Session 2014, a biennial event which took place in Paris. The conference provides the opportunity for the biggest companies in the transformer business to … read more


REFSA acts fast to install new transformer during power cut in Argentina

Sep 1, 2014

Utility company REFSA has replaced a transformer in the city of Comandante Fontana, Argentina, after a power cut in the area left the town suffering a blackout.  The 500 MVA transformer has … read more


Failed transformer replaced in northeast Nevada

Sep 1, 2014

A new transformer is being installed at the Humboldt Substation 35 miles north of Elko in northeast Nevada.  NV Energy transferred the 200,000 pound and 20-feet wide transformer from Reno … read more


Cargill synthetic dielectric fluid manufactories expand to Europe

Aug 30, 2014

Cargill, the global service company for food, agriculture, and financial and industrial products, has announced plans to expand their synthetic dielectric fluid manufacturing into Europe for the first time. CIS … read more

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Alstom wins €10 million GIS contract in Turkey

Aug 29, 2014

Alstom has won a contract to provide gas insulated switchgear (GIS) for the 2×700 MW Zetes 3 thermal power plant in Turkey. The contract, which has been awarded by Eren Enerji Endustrisi A.S., … read more