Efacec's activity in Northwest Europe has just been reinforced in the power and distribution transformers sector, with the signing of new contracts in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, which will contribute to the decarbonization and development of the electrical grid, respectively.

Porthos, a new player in the Netherlands in the transport and storage of carbon, is developing an infrastructure in the Port of Rotterdam, in which carbon dioxide (CO2) from various customers will be transported and stored in empty natural gas deposits at the bottom of the North Sea. To this end, Porthos trusted Efacec's technical know-how for the development of power and distribution transformers.

The contract signed with Porthos includes the manufacture, supply and installation of two 57 MVA power transformers and two Zig-Zag earthing transformers, which stand out for integrating solutions with a high degree of technological complexity, meeting the most demanding needs. technical, quality and sustainability requirements of the market.

This could be the beginning of a new commercial partnership which, if successful in this project, could replicate this solution not only in the Netherlands, but also in various parts of Europe and the world that are suitable for such a project.

Also in Northwest Europe, Efacec reinforces its position in the United Kingdom market, after signing three “Call-off-Contracts” with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), within the scope of the program contract in force between both companies.

This new order, which will contribute to the development of the electrical 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 power transformer and 132/11kV for the Deanie substation in Scotland.

The new contract established with SSEN consolidates the company's position in this strategic European market, in which it totals more than 50 power transformers and more than 30 thousand 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 competence in the sector, and validation of our know-how in technological development, which allows us to present more advanced and efficient solutions.”, states Michael Silva, Chief Commercial Officer at Efacec.

In the last quarter of 2023, Efacec shipped power transformers to several customers in Europe, 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 market.

Source: Efacec