Corum Group has Built Enhanced Transformer Substations for Export

03 May 2019

Corum Group has Built Enhanced Transformer Substations for Export

Kharkiv machine-building plant Corum Svitlo Shakhtaria has manufactured 8 new modernized transformer substations for the Estonian concern VKG KAEVANDUSED OÜ. Ukrainian machinery is to start operating in the European mine as soon as this year in May.

The equipment of the mechanic engineers of Kharkiv is intended for the Ojamaa mine, which is a part of the VKG concern. The mine provides shale for synthetic oil manufacture. Due to shale mining, Estonia is the most independent country of Europe in terms of energy. Apart from generating electric energy for its own needs, Estonia exports it to other countries as well.

The VKG mines obtain a quarter of shale in Estonia. Working with such a customer is a good challenge for Corum Svitlo Shakhtaria, as the requirements for quality and reliability of mining equipment in Europe are extremely high.

This supply proves once more the in-demand status of our machinery in the European markets”, says the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Corum Group – Mikhail Potapov. “It gives us additional motivation to search for and embody in our machinery innovative ideas, and these very ideas become the key factor in choosing us as a supplier.”

8 new substations KTPV-400/6-0.69 UKhL5 are specially designed for the conditions of the Estonian mine. 

Europe widely uses frequency-adjustable electric drives”, notes Serhei Podolian, Electric Equipment Manager of Corum Group. “Including in the Ojamaa mine. Our new substations are adapted for the power supply of the equipment with frequency-adjustable electric drives. The scheme of the substation allows to measure the electric energy consumption, control and record the values of a broad range of the network parameters. It helps the mining equipment applied in the mine to operate in the optimal mode. As a result, electric energy is saved and the equipment is functioning for a longer time. The substations are also adapted for operation in wet workings”.

The mechanic engineers of Kharkiv contribute not only to energy independence of Ukraine but also to energy stability of other countries. The mining machinery of Corum operates in Ukraine, Poland, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Belarus. 

Since 2014, Corum Group has manufactured 27 substations for the Estonian partners.

The VKG concern is the largest producer of shale oil and chemicals; it is second in the world in terms of using shale; it provides a quarter of shale mining in Estonia. The VKG concern manages the entire shale chain, from shale mining and its processing to selling the fine chemistry products.

Background information:

Corum Group is a part of the DTEK energy holding company, and forms a separate machine-building business unit of the DTEK Energy company. Corum Group is the largest manufacturer of mining equipment in Ukraine.

Corum Group unites machine-building assets of SCM, namely: enterprises in Kharkiv, Druzhkivka and Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Corum Shakhspetsstroi, Corum Source and Corum Repair service companies, as well as foreign trading companies and representative offices. The key clients of the company are 14 largest mining holding companies, whose assets include 150 mines and open cuts. The machinery of Corum operates at mining enterprises in 15 countries of the world.

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