Efacec was selected in international tender by the French Electricity Transport System Operator (RTE) to develop, produce and install a 225kV, 543MVA phase-shifter transformer in the French Alps.
This is a unique equipment, both for its technological complexity and size, and is an asset of added value for energy system operators ensuring a safer, more efficient, and resilient management of their networks. In addition, it enables a greater integration between various energy sources. Namely, energies of renewable origin that are in strong expansion in France and in the European continent.
Critical for the future of the continent due to the possibility of integrating different energy sources, this type of transformer, of high technological complexity, consists of two large, interconnected units and will be installed in the 225kV substation of Montgros, located 150 km north of Montpellier, at an altitude of 1,000 meters. This is a region of strong renewable production with major transport and space limitations.
Efacec responded to these requirements with the innovative solution of Shell-type Dissociated-Phases transformers, developed 100% by Efacec, based on its technology portfolio and the unique skills, knowledge and experience of its teams in developing and delivering solutions geared towards highly demanding and complex markets and environments. With development and execution forecasted for two years, this project will involve dozens of highly qualified technicians from Efacec, organized between project and technological development and execution specialists, namely in highly challenging environments in terms of location.
“By winning this tender, Efacec sees once again the confidence in its technological development and execution capabilities confirmed by a European network operator of reference. We participated, along with prestigious international players, in a very demanding tender, for which the RTE engineering department established complex specifications of high technical value, adapted to the requirements of its networks”, explains Michael Silva, Executive Director of Efacec, in charge of Sales.