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Eaton to supply transformers for Panama Canal expansion


 USA, Pennsylvania: Eaton, a Pittsburgh-based power management company, has announced it was awarded an additional $5.2 million contract to provide electrical installation services for the Panama Canal Expansion Program.

Under the additional contract, Eaton will provide a range of power management solutions and products including pad mounted transformers, arc resistant medium voltage switchgear, FlashGard® motor control centres, clean power variable frequency drives and on-site equipment start-up supervision, commissioning, testing and training services, states the company in the press release.

Eaton’s contract was awarded by Grupo Unidos por el Canal, SA (GUPC) to serve as the prime contractor for the electrical installation across the east side of the Pacific lock of the expanded Panama Canal.

The expansion project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015 and operational in early 2016.

Source: Eaton