Efacec Group Completes Record-Setting Power Transformer
NORCROSS, GA, Mar 01, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Efacec Group is celebrating a huge achievement. The Efacec Power
Transformer facility in Rincon, Ga. has completed, and is shipping,
the largest electrical transformer made in the U.S. in the last 20
The 230 KV 900 MVA Generator Step-Up (GSU) shell transformer weighs
804,000 pounds and is capable of supplying power to a mid-sized city.
On Feb. 27, a special rail car that's 200-feet-long -- the size of a
20-story building -- departed for one of the largest investor-owned
electric utilities in the country. The transformer is the biggest
Efacec Group has ever made, and the largest manufactured domestically
in the last two decades.
"This is a record-setting achievement in many ways, including the
size and quality of the transformer as well as the use of U.S. labor
and suppliers," said Jorge Guerra, Efacec U.S. Operations Chief
Operating Officer. "Our U.S. plant remains in a very special, select
group of top-level transformer manufacturers worldwide."
GSU transformers are used to increase the voltage of electricity that
generators produce to the appropriate levels for transmission to
areas serving consumers.
Efacec's state-of-the-art plant is the only manufacturing plant in
the U.S. to fully design and manufacture transformers using both core
and shell technologies. To date, Efacec's transformer plant in
Rincon, Ga. has successfully manufactured 58 core units and seven
shell units with over 8,800 MVA since opening in 2010. Last year it
also delivered the first "disassociated phases" transformer; the
technology allows shipping in four pieces to overcome transportation
Over the years, Efacec has made huge investments in technology to
become an industry world leader, not only in the power transformer
sector but also in electric mobility, smart grid applications,
switchgear, engineering, transportation and renewable energy.
Efacec's capability to provide technology integration sets it apart
as a reliable partner of choice, offering solutions to face the new
energy infrastructure that is now being shaped.
Group Efacec, formed in 1948, is a leader in the field
of electricity. Based in Portugal, it employs almost 5,000 people in
65 countries. Efacec has been serving U.S. customers since 1998. In
2007, Efacec established its headquarters for North America in
Norcross, Ga. Its North American operations include three companies:
Efacec USA, Inc., Efacec Power Transformers, Inc., and Efacec
Advanced Control Systems, Inc. (ACS.) More information is available
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