WEG to supply transformers to new airport in Mexico

posted on 5th February 2021 by Eddie Saunders
WEG to supply transformers to new airport in Mexico

Motor, drive and gearbox manufacturer, WEG has announced the contract to supply 241 transformers to the International Airport Felipe Ángeles, in the state of Mexico. The WEG equipment is significant in the construction of the General Felipe Ángeles International Airport, which aims to reduce the high saturation of the current Mexico City International Airport.

The project, which will be partially operating in the first quarter of 2021, will allow 20 million passengers per year, to travel through the airport. The project also includes the expansion of the existing runway along with the addition of a new runway.

Moreover, the project requires the supply and installation of transformers. WEG will supply 241 transformers, which include 49 dry transformers from 300 to 3150 kVA, 168 pedestal transformers from 30 to 2500 kVA, 21 dielectric varnish dry transformers from 30 to 300kVA and 3 power transformers from 60 MVA 230kV.
Manufactured at the WEG Mexico plant, the transformers are designed for an operating altitude of 2500 meters above sea level.

“Our equipment is a benchmark for reliability, quality and high performance and this supply represents the reputation of our brand in the market,” explained Carlos Diether Prinz, managing director of WTD Business Unit. “We are not only ensuring safety and technical support for the Government of Mexico, but also delivery time flexibility.”

“WEG power transformers are designed to guarantee high performance on the most diverse applications for all market segments,” added Marek Lukaszczyk, European & Middle East marketing manager at WEG. “We also offer a wide range of dry-type transformers, in the voltage classes up to 36.2 kV, having over twenty years of experience in the manufacture of such product with consolidated technology for all applications.