SGB Regensburg starts international teamwork
Group-wide know-how that can be called up for specific orders and special knowledge that also makes unusual transformer designs possible. These are just two of the benefits from which all members of the SGB-SMIT Group (and our customers!) benefit. For the individual locations, the group is a huge pool of knowledge and experience that can be shared; for the customers, it guarantees that a single point of contact is backed by a worldwide network of competencies and services.
The SGB-SMIT Group recently demonstrated what this means in practice: the colleagues won the contract for a project whose overall scope of services is provided cooperatively by several group members. Specifically, this involves two large power transformers (460 MVA, 230 kV) manufactured at Royal SMIT in the Netherlands, two medium power transformers (36 MVA, 230 kV) from SGB Regensburg itself and a power transformer (16 MVA, 24 kV) manufactured by the group member OTC in Louisville, Ohio.
The transformers will be supplied to TECO Energy, an energy company based in Tampa, Florida. TECO supplies more than 725,000 customers in Florida with electricity and 365,000 customers with gas. TECO's order was placed by an EPC contractor (EPC = Engineering, Procurement, Construction). The EPC Contractor will be fully involved in the current contract and its coordination.
Until installation and commissioning at TECO Energy takes place, the project managers of the three sites involved and their project teams will work closely together from development to production and transport to deliver the complete package of five transformers on schedule and in the usual high SGB-SMIT quality.
SGB Regensburg, as project controlling group member, thus exemplifies the philosophy of "dedicated partners" and offers its customers the bundled capabilities of globally interacting transformer professionals.