Avantha Group wins $25mn Iraq substations deal
Indian conglomerate to deliver 16 mobile substations by September 2015
Avantha Group Company CG has landed a $25mn contract for the design, construction and delivery of 16 mobile substations in Iraq.
The order was recieved by the General Directorate for Transmission, Upper Euphrates Region, Ministry of Electricity.
The scope of works include the engineering and supply of 16 mobile substations containing 31.5 MVA transformers delivered by the firm's factory in Hungary, auxiliary/earthing units manufactured in the distribution transformer factory in Belgium and control and protection equipment provided by its automation arm ZIV.
Integration and assembly work for the project will be concluded at the Belgium factory.
Avantha said the suite of mobile substations will be flexibly deployed throughout Iraq for utilities and industries to provide interim grid connections and temporary power supplies.
Typically its applications would range from power supply during emergency or planned outages, to moving loads, and the integration of distributed or renewable generation.
Delivery is expected to be completed by September 2015.
Avantha Group managing director, Laurent Demortier, said: “We thank the Ministry of Electricity, Iraq, for renewing their trust in us. CG has a long-established business foundation in Iraq for over 25 years. Combining our global technology, engineering expertise and strong local presence, we have positioned Iraq as a strategically important market, for a wide range of projects in electric power and other industries.
"We are pleased to continue supporting the country’s growth and development.”