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Merus Power to increase energy efficiency and power quality of steel plant in Nigeria

Merus Power to increase energy efficiency and power quality of steel plant in Nigeria

Apr 26, 2016
Energy & resource efficiency
Renewables & smart grid

Merus Power has won a contract of a 48 MVAr STATCOM solution to be implemented in a steel plant in Nigeria. The steel plant has a power plant of its own and operates its DC furnace and melting operations on an island power network. Such unique electrical network requires the most demanding dynamic reactive power compensation system.

International competition was intense, but thanks to Merus Power’s extensive experience in the steel industry, proven engineering capabilities of team Merus and real time response of Merus STATCOM solution, the contract was sealed. Merus STATCOM has modular structure which makes it robust and redundant. This design architecture also allows easy maintenance and flexibility for future expansion needs.

Merus STATCOM will bring down per ton energy consumption of the steel produced by reducing tap-to-tap time. Our customer will also benefit from higher process reliability along with low energy losses and CO2 emissions.

The project kick-off meeting took place in April 2016 and shipping of the STATCOM is scheduled in November 2016. Fast track project is managed by Merus Power. System is manufactured and factory tested in Merus Power factory in Nokia, Finland and will be commissioned and taken into use early 2017. 

Dicover more about Merus Power power quality solutions here.

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Source: Merus Power

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