25 June 2013 – The city of Cape Town has awarded a R1.9 million contract to Powertech Transformers for several 800 kVA 11,600/420 V miniature substations worth R1.9 million.
This order forms part of a three year contract awarded by the city of Cape Town of which Powertech Transformers received the bulk. Powertech Transformers has supplied the City of Cape Town with power as well as distribution transformers and miniature substations for many years. The company was the first manufacturer to comply with the council’s low loss requirements for distribution transformers and miniature substations. The company’s Cape Town factory has been supplying distribution transformers fully short circuit tested since the late 1990s.
Powertech Transformers has a MERSETA accredited training facility in its Cape Town premises. This is currently the only training facility in South Africa accredited to provide skills training against 11 registered national unit standards in the disciplines linked to and embodied in transformer manufacturing including welding. Generic skills such as core stacking, HV winding, LV winding and transformer assembly are also offered.