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Large Oil & Gas User Selects Virginia Transformer to Power Refinery Expansion

Roanoke, Va. (January 8, 2019) – Virginia Transformer Corp. (VTC), the premier North America-based, large-power transformer manufacturer, today announced it recently received a substantial order from a major oil and gas company for a refinery expansion in Belle Chase, La.

These transformers will power this critical refinery, upgrading its utility feed from 34.5kV to 230kV. The utility will provide two new 230kV transmission line feeds to the refinery; the new 230kV feed will be stepped down to 34.5kV by two new 230kV/34.5kV substation transformers. The secondary of the transformers will feed into a new electrical building that will house a 34.5kV GIS breaker and switchgear package to distribute power to the facility’s existing 34.5kV loop.

 “VTC initiated oil and gas as a dedicated market segment starting 2004 with a major focus starting in 2011. We now have over 3,500 transformer units in the oil and gas segment at several installations across all major oil companies in the US. Many of these include VTC’s in-house innovative VCM technology – an option for continuous real-time monitoring and notification to maximize transformer life.  We are proud that our technology and expertise are valued by such an important oil and gas customer,” said Anoop Nanda, president of VTC.

The company continues to push the envelope in providing industry-leading, 60-year- life transformers.

Virginia Transformer is a provider of custom-engineered power electrical transformers for utility, renewable energy, industrial, mining, oil and gas, commercial, institutional, specialty, and export markets in power ranges from 500 kVA to 500 MVA. Our goal is to deliver a perfect transformer for your application.

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