With new contracts signed in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Efacec’s activity in North-West Europe has just been strengthened in the power and distribution transformer sector with the signing of new contracts in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (UK), which will contribute to the decarbonisation and development of the electricity grid, respectively.
Porthos, a new player in the Netherlands in carbon transport and storage, is developing an infrastructure in the Port of Rotterdam in which carbon dioxide (CO2) from various clients will be transported and stored in depleted gas fields beneath the North Sea. To achieve it, Porthos has relied on Efacec’s technical know-how for the development of power and distribution transformers.
The contract signed includes the manufacture, supply and installation of two 57 MVA power transformers and two ZigZag Earthing Transformers which stand out for integrating complex solutions from a technological point of view, meeting the most demanding technical, quality and sustainability requirements on the market.
This may be the start of a future commercial between Efacec and a new player that, if successful in this project, may eventually replicate the forementioned solution not only within the Netherlands, but also in other European and any worldwide locations that may suit such a project.
Also in North-West Europe, Efacec is reinforcing its activity in the UK market, after signing three “Call-off-Contracts” with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), under the programme contract in place between the two companies.
This new order, which will contribute to the development of the electricity network, includes the manufacture, supply and installation of two 90MVA, 132/33kV power transformers for SSEN’s Thatcham and Fareham substations in England, and a 45MVA, 132/11kV power transformer for the Deanie substation in Scotland.
The new contract with SSEN consolidates Efacec’s position in this strategic European market, with more than 50 power transformers and more than 30,000 transformers in British utilities.
“The contracts signed with Porthos and SSEN reinforce Efacec’s position in the transformer market and in the European energy transition panorama. They are a recognition of the company’s quality, experience and expertise in the sector, and a validation of our know-how in technological development, which allows us to present more advanced and efficient solutions.” says Michael Silva, Efacec’s Chief Commercial Officer.
In the last quarter of 2023, Efacec supplied power transformers for clients in Portugal, Spain and France, including deliveries for renewable energy production projects in Portugal.
Committed to ensuring greater quality and reliability in energy supply, the company also delivered two mobile substations, one for Latin America and the other for France, the first destined for this specific market.