The Thanet offshore wind farm is the largest operational wind farm in the world. It consists of 100 turbines each with a 3MW generating capacity. The windfarm is located 11.3km offshore from Foreness Point, in the North Sea. The WTGs are interconnected by an offshore 33kV inter array c
Since 1967, Ormazabal has been an engine for innovation in the electrical distribution sector, working closely with utilities around the world. Through cooperation with our customers, technological growth, investment in innovation, the commitment of our team of professionals and our knowledge management, we have been positioned at the forefront of the international medium-voltage electrical distribution market.
Medium-voltage switchgear and electrical distribution products
As one of the leading manufacturers of medium-voltage switchgear worldwide, Ormazabal provides customers with solutions for electrical distribution networks that are based on high added-value products and services. We offer a complete range of products for medium-voltage primary and secondary electrical distribution, including the following:
- Primary distribution switchgear
- Secondary distribution switchgear
- Transformer substations
- Distribution transformers
- Low-voltage boards
- Products for protection, control and automation of distribution networks
- Renewable energy applications
Customized electrical distribution products
Ormazabal’s customer-orientated approach of meeting and exceeding expectations allows us to design the best solution, combining the most suitable products and services. From the beginning we have been developing and providing customized services that complement our products. Our long experience ensures service excellence.
Our continuous cooperation with electrical companies has enabled us to consolidate the development of solutions, products and services with high added-value for our customers. We can rely on our personnel, their knowledge and commitment to establish mutually beneficial relationships with our clients and suppliers.
Global electrical distribution market presence
Ormazabal’s global presence demonstrates the ability of our personnel and organisation to succeed in our ongoing internationalisation process. This process has increased our presence in a significant number of countries, reinforced by working directly on implementations and also through collaborations with partners.
Electrical distribution research and technology
In 2008, as part of Ormazabal’s commitment to R&D and innovation, we opened our first research and technology centre, which covers the need for applied research and technological knowledge management, as well as carrying out development testing and certifying new products.
Electrical distribution personnel
At Ormazabal, people are our most important asset. Our future depends on the quality of their work and motivation. We consider our team of employees and associates to be one of the main engines for business success and growth, and a significant part of the company’s identity. Our personnel, in line with our values of flexibility, leadership, innovation, pragmatism and assistance, are working every day to ensure the continuous improvement of our products and services.
The extensive efforts we put into developing the knowledge and skills of our personnel reinforce our team’s already high level of qualification and commitment, innovative spirit and involvement with our customers.
In June 2011 Ormazabal carried out a workshop in Johannesburg. Ormazabal was introduced to 60 people (utilities, consultants and installers) and did presentations on the primary distribution switchgear CPG.0 and CPG.1, on the vacuum circuit breaker CiBOR and on the new South African ring main uni
Ormazabal’s Wind Farm Solution Now Certified According to IEEE Standards for the North American Market
Ormazabal has certified according to IEEE C37.74 and C37.20.3 (ANSI approved Aug 7 2003) the complete product range CGM.3 and CGMCOSMOS metal enclosed switchgear for alternating current systems up to 38kV and its integrated protection solution ekorRPT, ekorRPG and ekorVPIS. The certification was
Ormazabal to Give Poster Presentation at the European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition in Brussels
The Ormazabal team looks forward to seeing you at the Ormazabal booth 11929 and Ormazabal poster presentation, 'MV switchgear's impact on turbine efficiency and reliability in special wind farm application', during the European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition, which will take place in Bru
Ormazabal has provided a Syrian utility with 255 CPG.0 primary distribution units, product training and technical assessment, meeting all of the client's particular needs. Functional units include the vacuum circuit breaker with a three-position switch disconnector and the bus bar coupl
Ormazabal, one of the leading manufacturers of medium-voltage switchgear worldwide, has supplied medium voltage switchgear and protection devices for the Turguttepe wind power plant project in Milas, Turkey. The project is promoted by Gestamp wind and consists of 12 units of 2MW Vestas
Ormazabal, one of the leading manufacturers of medium-voltage switchgear for the power industry, is pleased to announce the delivery of 177 CGM.3-L cubicles for the London Array project. London Array is an energetic project, consisting of a large wind farm with 271 turbines, which is lo
CGM-CGC 12/24kV range units will no longer be manufactured and supplied by Ormazabal after 31 December 2010. The CGM-CGC 12/24kV system has developed into the CGMCOSMOS 12/24kV system, which was first introduced to the market in 2000. After a period of co-existence of both sy
Ormazabal will supply its low looses distribution transformers and special solutions required by the Polish electrical market after winning a public tender to supply Energa. Energa is the third biggest Polish utility, with an annual production of 20TWh, which represents 17% of the c
Ormazabal Supplies MV Switchgear and Power Distribution Solutions for the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland
Ormazabal is supplying medium-voltage switchgear and power distribution solutions for the Gotthard Base Tunnel project in Switzerland. Due to the complex electrical requirements that equipment must meet in these kind of applications (reliability, autonomy and safety) the CGMCOSMOS feede
Ormazabal attended to Eurelectric's annual conference and convention in Dublin as a bronze sponsor. The most notorious companies attending were ABB, KEMA, GE, Accenture, Vattenfall and IBM among others. This congress is focused on the energy sources and the T&D infrastructure of th
Ormazabal was selected to supply 50% of the products and solutions for Iberdrola's Star project in the Mediterranean region of Castellòn in Spain. The project which has been developed to provide smart metering solutions, advanced sensing and network management solutions will a
Ormazabal Presents ‘Development and Requirements of a New High Power Laboratory’ During IEEE PES T&D 2010
The poster 'development and requirements of a new high power laboratory', presented by the staff from Ormazabal Corporate Technology, focused on the technical features of the HPL and the capability of this particular laboratory to carry out research and development projects on products, component
Ormacosta is supplying six Photovoltaic Substations for a project in the proximity's of Prague in the Czech Republic. These substations present the advantage of being totally assembled in Uniblok's facilities and include the complete medium voltage solution and the power inverter, which
Ormazabal has announced the release of a new addition to their product range, the SF6 gas insulated CGM.3 up to 40,5kV. The new switchgear was developed in response to the increasing demand of the power distribution market in countries such as China and Eastern Europe, were medium volta
Ormazabal, along with its commercial brand CGM.3 switchgear, has held a technical seminar in Denmark last November in which the brand's solutions for 2010 were presented. The event was hosted at Skarup Imcase's warehouse and led by Ormazabal's technical direction, with assisting attende
Ormazabal's new work sites, located in Boroa, consist of the R+D Center and the production plant of Ormazabal primary distribution switchgear and vacuum circuit breakers. The proximity between facilities allows direct access to companies from the Grupo Ormazabal to the services offered
Ormazabal is attending the 2010 Middle East Electricity, one of the main exhibitions in the electrical sector worldwide. This is the perfect occasion to take a closer look at our latest products and services and to meet our key staff, establish perdurable commercial contacts and share y
An underground PFS Transformer Substation is being installed in Argentina. This substation will include two distribution transformers of 800kVA and 13.2kV. It has small dimensions and is designed for public or private medium voltage distribution networks. The transformer substation is e
On 11 March 2009, Ormazabal held the inauguration of its new installation in the industrial park of Burzaco, Agentina, and celebrated the tenth anniversary of the company's establishment in the region. More than 250 persons, belonging to the most important Argentinean electrical cooper
Ormazabal is one of the most important suppliers in the European Union of equipment and services for the medium-voltage electric distribution network. Since its foundation in 1967, Ormazabal has been aware of the strategic importance of applied research for the development of its own t