News Releases 2017Meidensha subsidiary delivers first 400kV transformers to Indian state power company

Meidensha Corporation (Meiden) announces that its subsidiary, Prime Meiden Limited (PML) in India, delivered power transformers having a rated voltage of 400 kV and a rated capacity of 315 mega volt ampere (MVA) to the Transmission Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APTRANSCO) on July 10, 2017. The transformer’s voltage makes it the largest ever supplied by the Meiden Group of companies.

This delivery is expected to boost sales for PML in the Indian electricity power market.

PML, which previously focused on the production of medium-sized transformers, has shifted toward the production of large-sized, 400kV transformers to expand business in India, where demand for substations is expected to develop rapidly. It was the first time PML has sold a 400kV transformer to APTRANSCO and represented the second sale of a 400kV transformer in India, following 270 MVA transformers which were supplied to a private company in March 2017. Sales of ultrahigh voltage transformers are expected to accelerate.

Currently, major international as well as local manufacturers are dominating the global transformer market. Meanwhile, Meidensha has increased its share capital in PML to make it a subsidiary of the Meiden Group. Meiden will strengthen the group’s ties to meet expected sustainable growth in the substation business in India, and to expand business in Africa and member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). 



Transformer type

Auto-transformer

Number of phases

3

Frequency

50 Hz

Rated voltage

400kV/220kV/33kV

Rated capacity

315MVA/315MVA/105MVA

Cooling system

Oil-immersed forced-air-cooled type

Prime Meiden Limited

Location: Gurgaon, Haryana State
President: Kazumi Ikarashi
Business areas: Manufacture of power transformers as well as transformer engineering, procurement and construction (EPC).
Founded: April 1, 2014
Number of employees: 425 as of December 2016


Contact at Meiden on this press release:
General Affairs & Public Relations Division
Tel: +81-3-6420-8100