2021/03/15

SGB MY delivers over 100 transformers for Mass Rapid Transit rail system

They say a journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step. In January 2018, SGB Malaysia took that first step in a project that is one of Malaysia's important infrastructural measures, and one in which our group member was able to prove itself as a partner for impressive future technology. But first things first:

The economic and technological center of Malaysia is located in the "Klang Valley". This conurbation includes the capital Kuala Lumpur, Sungai Buloh and Putrajaya as Malaysia's administrative center. In order to further improve the infrastructure in this conurbation with its approximately eight million inhabitants, the existing rail network is currently being expanded with an additional rail line. It will have a length of just over 50 kilometers at its planned start in 2023, of which about a quarter will be underground. The rapid transit system will then transport around half a million passengers, all fully automated. It will thus be the fourth driverless line in the Klang Valley.

This is an innovative and state-of-the-art project, for which SGB MY was awarded the contract for more than 100 auxiliary transformers in cast resin design in 2018. Meanwhile, all cast-resin transformers with power ratings ranging from 160 kVA to 4,000 kVA have successfully passed their tests and have been delivered. In the final phase of delivery, the customer's quality audit was - of course - also successfully carried out.

For SGB MY, the Malaysian member of the SGB-SMIT Group, this order will certainly have an impact on the company's future: By supplying the cast resin transformers, the team is establishing itself even more as a reliable partner for the rail industry - an important market advantage in a country that also relies heavily on rail for mass transportation in urban mass transit.

Managing Director Andreas Unterweger honored the order with a milestone celebration during the acceptance test for the project's 100th transformer. In a short speech, he thanked the team for their commitment, emphasized the importance of this project for the site and handed out a small celebration cake.

In 1994, the journey of SGB Malaysia began. Since then, the SGB MY team has been ensuring that the SGB-SMIT brand is strengthened throughout the Southeast Asian, Middle East, Australia, South Asia region and has been able to celebrate many a groundbreaking success in the domestic growth market. The SGB-SMIT Group congratulates and thanks for the commitment. We wish a continued successful journey with many steps that leave an impression!

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