Of these developments, on a global scale, we highlight below some of the businesses that Efacec has developed, particularly over the last two years, in different markets and activities.
The renewal and increase of preventative maintenance contracts, including those involving different ASRS (automated storage and retrieval system) suppliers.
The retention of small projects, besides ASRS, such as racking revamping for Eagle Services (maintenance of aeronautical engines)
Various synergies were also developed as part of the ASRS project for Hitachi, the end customer of which is LTA-Land Transport Authority in Singapore, with reinforcement of the local structure for promoting industrial logistics in airports of Southeast Asia.
In Macau, Efacec won an order from CEM-Companhia Eléctrica de Macau.
In Peru, Efacec Engenharia was registered as the potential supplier of public (government) companies and was appointed as the new agent for this territory.
Ecuador and Oman
In Ecuador and Oman, the new agents were appointed for the territory, and several projects were identified in different areas: Renewable Energies (wind and solar); Environment (waste water treatment); Automation; Engineering and Transportation.
Efacec signed a power transformer and mobile substation supply contract in Caracas for the local electricity company CADAFE, the first to be signed by the two companies.
This contract, worth to over 90 million Euros, was up until then, Efacec’s largest in the area of Energy. In all, 46 36 power transformers of MVA -115 kV and 24 mobile substations of different powers.
The deliveries occurred in installments during 2009 and will continue through 2010.
Efacec’s Transport Unit won yet another major success in its international expansion in the area of advanced solutions for transport systems, with the signing of a contract for the Cairo Metro with ALSTOM Transport.
The Engineering Unit gained orders from Electra, power generation and distribution utility in the territory of Cape Verde, as well as for the production and distribution of drinking water, and the collection, treatment and reuse of waste waters, in certain parts of Cape Verde.
The contract in question was Lote 1 of the international tender “Santiago Island - Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Capacity Development Project”, which is for the turnkey supply of a 20/60 kV step-up substation in Palmarejo and a 60/20 kV distribution substation in Calheta de São Miguel, located on Santiago Island.
This power generation transmission and distribution capacity reinforcement project on Santiago Island, which is considered strategic, is the largest to date in Cape Verde’s energy sector. 60 kV substations will be installed for the very first time, to allow a continuous supply of electricity to the entire island without interruptions or cut-outs.
This project is financed by the African Development Bank (BAD), the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) and the government of Cape Verde, which also included the expansion of the existing plant in Palmerejo and the construction of the 60 kV overhead line network, awarded separately.
In 2007, as a subcontractor of the Somague-Sacyr-Bowen consortium, in 2007 Efacec won the tender for the new Dublin Light Metro B1 Line (LUAS) with a double-track length of 7.5 km and 11 stations.
This contract was the largest ever of won by Efacec’s Transport Unit in the international market, and reinforced our leading position as supplier of transport solutions, particularly for Light Railway Systems.
This success was the result of extraordinary teamwork with the direct participation of a number of Units and whose total of responsibility limits originated a high quality, competitive and innovative project. The project continued with its developments during the year 2009.
France and the United Kingdom
Long-term agreements were renegotiated in the United Kingdom with the utilities companies EDF Energy, E.ON Central Networks and Scottish Power, and in France Efacec signed contracts with EDF for the supply of Medium-Voltage Equipment.