After extensive technical evaluation and factory audits, Eskom has awarded supply of 22kV and 33kV Reclosers to Australian switchgear engineering firm NOJA Power and their South African Distributor, RWW Engineering.
This award will see RWW Engineering deploy local manufacture and assembly of the NOJA Power Recloser Controllers, together with factory testing of completed units ensuring Eskom receives reliable and high-quality products.
As a Level 4 B-BBEE company, this contract award secures local jobs and upskilling providing a brighter future for electricity reliability and the energy industry in South Africa. Training of Eskom personnel is also included in the contract provision, and the international experience of NOJA Power will provide support for knowledge transfer.
“We are proud to have been selected by Eskom to supply their recloser requirements through a detailed commercial and technical analysis of our products and production processes,” reports NOJA Power Group Managing Director Neil O’Sullivan. “Local manufacturing by RWW will also ensure local technical expertise and skills are developed in our products in South Africa.”
The South African manufacturing business model for the Eskom contract has been successfully deployed in multiple nations where production volumes can justify investment. This transferable local manufacturing business model ensures that risks are mitigated for Eskom as RWW Engineering builds their NOJA Power production line in time to meet the first orders.
NOJA Power OSM Reclosers met and exceeded Eskom technical specifications and are the only recloser to have internal arc venting, ensuring the safety of operators and the general public. NOJA Power were also the only firm to comply with technical specifications for operation at 33kV.
To find out more, visit www.nojapower.co.au or contact your local NOJA Power distributor.