Avantha Group Co. CG has bagged two important orders, one for eight bays of 138-kV, 60-hertz AIS Switchyard in the Philippines for Minergy Coal Corp. and the other for 30-MVA, 132-kV mobile substations for Wellington Turbines, a Venezuelan enterprise.
CG with its record of providing reliable mobile substations and conventional substations, secured the orders through a competitive international bidding process. The scope of work for both projects includes design, manufacture, supply, construction and installation and commissioning of the substations.
The project in the Philippines will be executed by September. It will facilitate power transmission to the Philippines grid through three 55-MW coal-fired thermal power projects being installed by Minergy Coal Corp.
A switching substation or switchyard is used mainly for connections and interconnections — essential for transmission, distribution, collection and controlling the flow of electricity. It delivers power generated at the power plant to the electrical grid. CG is among the few companies to offer solutions in 60 hertz.
In recent years, the Philippines has emerged as a leading high-growth economy in Southeast Asia. The capacity addition of 13 GW, along with interconnections among different parts of the country, makes the Philippines an attractive market.
The mobile substations project for Venezuela will facilitate electricity transmission for the floating-type, oil-fired power plant being set up by Wellington Turbines, 100 kilometers from Caracas port. The mobile substations are autonomous systems designed by CG as a turnkey solution. The self-contained units have CG’s assurance of best-in-class equipment, in-house system integration and custom solutions. With CG’s short-track delivery of mobile units, these mobile substations will assist in power supply during emergency or planned outages, moving loads and integration of distributed or renewable generation.
In fiscal year 2014-2015, CG’s Indonesian arm has completed supply of 16 150-kV mobile substations to PT PLN and implemented the largest mobile substation in Asia for TNB Malaysia with 132-kV, 90-MVA power transformers with midel oil, an eco-friendly component.