Deal watch: CG secures US$15m order with Iberdrola for Nairobi project

Electrical product giant Avantha Group Company CG has signed a US$15 million deal with Spanish utility Iberdrola Ingenieria y Construccion to supply substation and automation equipment to the Nairobi Metropolitan Ring Project, in Kenya, a project supervised by Iberdrola.

CG, the parent company of Spanish manufacturer ZIV, will deliver six 200 MVA, 220/66kv HV power transformers, circuit breakers, instrument transformers and lightning arresters for the Nairobi Ring project, which will help meet Kenya’s rising electricity demand, projected to grow at around 14 per cent per year, from 1,205 MW last year to 15,065 MW by the year 2030.

The project, which is scheduled for completion by the end of 2014, is being financed by Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) and the Government of Kenya.

The order reinforces the existing relationship between CG and Iberdrola.

Earlier in 2013, CG provided substation and automation equipment to Iberdrola in Spain, USA and the UK.

At the world’s first major Smart Grid deployment at the Iberdrola STAR Project, in Bilbao, Spain, over 227,000 CG smart meters are monitoring the electricity services.

The Nairobi Metropolitan Ring project is the largest order CG has received from Iberdrola Engineering and Construction.

Iberdrola Engineering and Construction is the world’s fifth largest utility and the largest renewable energy company, with operations in Europe, Latin America and the United States.

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