MCR switchgear range launched into Middle East market

Lucy Switchgear increases production at Jebel Ali plant.

Lucy Switchgear’s new MCR range is offered in capacities of 12 and 15kV.
Lucy Switchgear’s new MCR range is offered in capacities of 12 and 15kV.

UK-based manufacturer Lucy Switchgear has increased its product offering in the Middle East, with the introduction of the MCR multi-circuit range.

Officially launched at the Middle East Electricity Exhibition in Dubai, The units will be manufactured at the firm's Jebel Ali facility. "Production [of products for the region] moved here from the UK," explained director Peter Lymer. The firm set up a commercial office in 1997, followed by two manufacturing facilities in 2000 and 2003.

"Although [the MCR] is a new show launch we have orders already," stated Lymer. "We have a full order book for 2007 and into 2008," he added.


The MCR is a new approach by the firm to ring main units. It is a non-extensible ring main unit that comprises of three or four functions in a common tank. It includes up to four vacuum circuit-breakers or a combination of circuit-breakers and fault-make load break switches in a stainless steel enclosure

The panel-style unit is designed for front entry cabling and it can be used indoors or externally. They can be used in a free-standing unit or installed in compact mini-substations.

12 and 15kV versions are offered and vacuum interrupters are included for all circuits. The MCR is pre-wired for motor actuation and offers full ratings with zero atmospheric pressure.

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