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Zest WEG supplies new transformers

South Africa: Zest WEG is supplying South Africa’s Tetra4 project with transformers, switchgear and containerized modular substations.

An onshore natural gas and helium project Tetra4, developed by emerging producer Renergen, is the country’s first and only holder of an onshore petroleum production right.

According to Lukas Barnard, Zest WEG’s sector specialist – oil and gas business development, the equipment ordered from Zest WEG is on track to be delivered and installed in the third quarter of this year.

“The transformers we have been contracted to supply are a 7 MVA 33/11 kV unit and two 1.5 MVA 6.6/0.4 kV units, being manufactured locally at our transformer facility in Wadeville,” says Barnard. “We will also supply the 33 kV, 11 kV and 6,6 kV medium voltage switchgear, which will be installed into two six-meter containerized substations, being locally manufactured by Zest WEG at its Heidelberg facility.”

“The medium voltage switchgear will be installed in the modular substations in Heidelberg, where a factory acceptance test will be conducted before equipment is transported to site,” he says. “The complete package is managed with a single point of contact – a project manager – at Zest WEG, easing the customer’s administrative burden.”

Renergen says it wanted a supplier with the necessary experience and expertise, but more than that it needed a partner who could meet the tight delivery requirements, with enough flexibility to find solutions to the challenges related to a project of this nature.

Source: WEG