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Infrastructure | 27 Aug 2014

Port of Mar del Plata

As the successful bidder in the public tender process we were awarded the contract to supply the Mar de Plata Regional Port Authority with the transformer substations to supply ships and other consumption points with electric power on docks 2 and 3.

Mar de Plata, located 400 km south of Buenos Aires, is the most important spa resort in Argentina. It is also one of the main maritime ports, especially in the fishing sector.

The supply included prior factory testing and was divided into two phases: the transformer substations for the Port Authority itself, and those for the local electricity utility EDEA (Empresa Distribuidora de Energía Atlántica) for operation and metering.

The five transformer substations for the Port Authority are composed of pfu.4 prefabricated concrete enclosures equipped with cgmcosmos fully gas-insulated medium-voltage switchgear, 630 kVA distribution transformers and low-voltage boards with main switch and eight outputs, in addition to the required control and metering devices and built-in capacity for future remote control.

The substations for EDEA (also five in number) consist of pfu.3 prefabricated concrete enclosures equipped with cgmcosmos fully gas-insulated medium-voltage switchgear that forms a client scheme with metering.

Use of fully gas-insulated switchgear in this type of facility is a key factor due to its tolerance of aggressive installation conditions such as marine salinity and its low maintenance.