By Ellen Cools
September 14, 2018 — Mitsubishi Electric Power Products shipped its 50th high-voltage transformer manufactured exclusively in its North American transformer manufacturing facility in Memphis, Ten.
The facility, which opened in April 2013, is one of a few North American manufacturing facilities built for the design, manufacturing, test and delivery of extra high-voltage large power transformers. The Memphis facility is capable of producing the world’s largest class of power transformers, which can exceed 400 tons in shipping weight.
Mitsubishi Electric shipped its first transformer from the Memphis facility nine months after the plant opened. The facility was built to have access to waterway, rail and road transport as needed and currently employs over 200 highly trained manufacturing specialists.
“The achievement of exclusively manufacturing the 50th high performance power transformer from our Memphis facility is a testament to the hard work it has taken to become a world-class, ISO-certified transformer manufacturer,” said Joe Durante, general manager, power transformer division, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products.
The Mitsubishi Electric Power Products power transformer division manufactures transformers ranging from 161 kV to 765 kV rated up to 3,000 MVA bank applications. These transformers are designed to provide:
• High reliability
• Resilient performance over time
• Small physical footprint