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Winder Power - Power Transformers

Power Transformers

A Vital Part Of The Electricity System!

Electricity is something most of us take for granted. At Winder Power it goes right to the heart of everything we do. We design, manufacture, deliver and install the electricity power transformers which play a vital part in the country’s infrastructure.

Every power grid in the world operates on the basis of a series of interconnected networks of different voltage levels. Transformers represent the key component in, literally, transforming power from one network to another.Transformer

We specialise in designing and manufacturing power transformers up to a rating of 60MVA. We have term contracts with three major network operators in the United Kingdom
for 33/11kV primary power transformers. We have designed and manufactured over one hundred of these power transformers in the past few years. They are in service from right up in the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland to the south of England. Winder Power’s Leeds-built power transformers are distributing electricity to approximately 500,000 homes and businesses throughout the United Kingdom.

In addition Winder’s Power transformers are distributing power in some of the largest petro-chemical and industrial plants in the United Kingdom and the Middle-East.

Winder Power transformers also connect several substation renewable energy schemes, such as wind farms, supplying the country’s energy needs.

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 Our customers include:

  • Electricity generation companies in the UK and beyond including the largest coal fired power station in Western Europe
  • Distribution network operators throughout the United Kingdom
  • The rail industry including Network Rail
  • Oil, gas, petrochemical and industrial  plants throughout the world

We would be delighted to discuss your power transformer requirements. Get in touch with us!

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Manufacturing

Winder Electrical manufacture a range of power transformers, up to 60MVA at 132kV. These can be of standard step-down design; CER type or special type for specific applications such as steel rolling mills; Thyristor converters or DC rectifiers.

Tap changing can be either off circuit or on load, equipped for manual/automatic, local remote or parallel control. Indoor remote tap changer control panels suit individual requirements can also be provided.

Full protection of the power transformers can be achieved by fitting oil and winding temperature indicators with alarm and trip facilities, Buchholz relays, pressure relief devices and protection CT’s.

Cables can be terminated into air or compound cable boxes, suitable for top or bottom entry, or alternatively turret mounted, outdoor weatherproof bushings can be provided.

Primary Transformers

We specialise in primary transformers!  They are referred to as primary transformers because they transform power in primary distribution substations; normally transforming the voltage levels from 33,000 volts to 11,000 volts.  We have designed and manufactured over 100 primary transformers in the past four years for some of the leading network companies in the country.

Design Principals

We have a very experienced team. Our Technical Director has over 30 years’ experience with ABB, Hawker Siddeley and GE. She has designed transformers up to 400kV and 240MVA. Our designs are efficient and can be tailored to meet specific system needs and losses. Our units are designed to meet all necessary service requirements and are inherently robust. Our in-service history is very strong and underlines our capability.

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