MCR switchgear range launched into Middle East market
Lucy Switchgear increases production at Jebel Ali plant.
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.