Apr 23, 2015

Schneider Electric and KTK Electrical Engineering partner to manufacture International Quality High Tech Medium Voltage Switchgear in Myanmar

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, and KTK Electrical Engineering, a leading electrical panels manufacturer and electrical products distributor in Myanmar, have signed a partnership agreement to provide a range of pre-designed and type-tested Air Insulated Switchgear in order to support the growing electrical distribution network of Myanmar.

This partnership allows the licensing of Schneider Electric NEX Air Insulated Switchgear technology and design to KTK Electrical Engineering, who will henceforth manufacture it in Myanmar.

NEX 17.5kV Air Insulated Switchgear is the result of worldwide acquired experience (more than 20,000 items of switchgear installed world-wide) and the incorporation of innovating solutions designed from tried and tested equipment such as high performances breaking devices, digital control, monitoring and protection chains, and enclosures able to withstand internal arcing.
It is the draw-out metal enclosed switchgear functional units with high performance breaking devices (vacuum technology) for indoor installation. The switchgear are equipped entirely with Schneider Electric’s Medium and Low Voltage equipment, such as Evolis, withdrawable, vacuum technology circuit breaker, sensors, MV connections, Sepam multi-function protection relay and Low voltage cabinets.

This fully IEC 62271-200 standard compliant product offers much better safety for the public and operators alike against electrical, mechanical and thermal effects of a fault. It is particularly suitable for the Medium Voltage section of HV/MV and MV/MV substations in all electrical distribution markets such as utility, energy, infrastructure and industry thanks to its robust design, pre-designed solutions, easy installation, reliability and reduced maintenance.

With this partnership, Schneider Electric underlines its commitment to develop local partners and contribute to the advancement of technological capacity in the country.

“We are proud to be part of Myanmar’s development in the electrical sector and to provide the possibility of locally manufacturing our NEX Switchgear. KTK Electrical Engineering, with many years of experience installing medium voltage equipment, the professionalism and expertise of their team, is for us a key partner to providing our solutions and technologies to customers in Myanmar.” stated Pascal Reigner, Country President of Schneider Electric Myanmar.

KTK Electrical Engineering will provide the complete solution to the users in Myanmar, leveraging their in-depth knowledge of the market and country’s electrical network.

“With this licence partnership, we make a leap in the manufacturing technology to produce the international quality level cubicles as per IEC standard. We are very proud to be the pioneer in Myanmar market to manufacture and provide first ever Type Tested Air Insulated Switchgear locally.” stated Ko Kyaw Thein Khine, Managing Director of KTK Electrical Engineering.

Schneider Electric Myanmar aims to unite information technology with energy infrastructure to create smart, energy efficient homes, buildings, and cities that create a greener community and a more sustainable future, with a priority to seek out and work with local talent and business partners to develop customized solutions meeting Myanmar’s unique needs.
This partnership is a new step in the implementation of this pledge over the years to come.


About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euro in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.


About KTK Electrical Engineering

KTK is in the business line of trading, manufacturing and factory automation of electrical goods. KTK produces Low Voltage, Medium Voltage, High Voltage Switchgear panels, Distribution Transformers and Semi-manufactured Elevators. KTK provides consultation, installation and services on electrical fields and project trading according to tender basis. KTK emphasizes value creation for customers by giving strong technical supports, absolute solutions and consultations. KTK believes it is one of contributions in gearing the power of local economy in electrical sector by technology transferring and manufacturing the global standard electrical products for our nation.

About NEX Air Insulated Switchgear

• Draw-out metal-enclosed switchgear functional units
• Indoor installation
• Vacuum breaking technology
• Rated insulation voltage: 17.5 kV
• Nominal current: 630 A to 2500 A
• Main circuit and Earthing switch short-time withstand current: up to 31.5 kA 3s
• Internal arc withstand: up to 25 kA 0.5s ALFR
• Three cubicle widths for the range

Please contact at Evelin Petkov, Business Development Director at evelin.petkov@schneider-electric.com
19B, 19th Avenue, Mayangone Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: +95 (1) 9661120
Website: www.schneider-electric.mm