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07th Sep. 2015
CG to energise 35 million households in France

  • To maintain and repair on-load tap changers on 4,500 high power transformers
  • Maintain energy supply to 35 million households
  • Significant headway for CG into the French tap changer maintenance market



Mumbai, September 07, 2015: Avantha Group Company CG has bagged a 3-year contract from the French distribution network operator Électricité Réseau Distribution France (ERDF), which manages 95% of the electricity distribution network in France, to provide maintenance and repair services to 4,500 high power transformers. These transformers of ERDF, a subsidiary of EDF, are credited with supplying energy to 35 million households in France.


As part of this contract, CG will provide preventive and corrective maintenance of the ERDF on- load tap changers (OLTC) through speedy turnaround services. In larger power transformers, for proper voltage regulation, on-load tap changers are required. Tap changers continuously adjust the transformer load to the power demand and ensure uninterrupted and secure electric supply, making them a crucial piece of equipment. An OLTC allows changes in voltage ratio without de-energising the transformer.


CG is a pioneer in the design and development of on-load tap changers, positioning it as a strong service provider for OLTC.  CG’s proven expertise in this segment and technological advantage was a compelling proposition for ERDF. This contract follows the significant win of being chosen as one of the core manufacturers and suppliers of the first lot of three million Linky smart meters to ERDF as part of its grid modernisation initiative.


In fulfilling this new contract, CG will be supported by its dedicated service team of high-voltage specialists in Fécamp and Avignon (France) and Belgium, and its repair workshops in Avignon and Charleroi (Belgium). These personnel are part of the CG Service Division which caters to utilities, renewable players and industries throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa through a bouquet of solutions to maintain, repair and refurbish high-voltage installations.


Commenting on winning this important contract, Avantha Group Company CG’s CEO and Managing Director Laurent Demortier, said: “We thank the French utility for this opportunity to continue our association with them. This contract helps us to further strengthen our relationship with ERDF and our market presence in France. This engagement will be a valuable addition to the existing long-term agreement on repair and maintenance of high power transformers. With our technologically driven end-to-end solutions and services, we look forward to a continuously growing relationship with France in the future”.


Mr. Laurent Demortier, CEO and Managing Director, CG




About CG


Avantha Group Company CG is a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy. With more than 15,000 employees across its operations in around 85 countries, CG provides electrical products, systems and services for utilities, power generation, industries, and consumers. The company is organized into four business groups: Power, Industrial, Automation, and Consumer.


For more information on CG, please visit: www.cgglobal.com



About Avantha


The Avantha Group’s entities in diversified sectors include Crompton Greaves (power transmission and distribution equipment and services), BILT (paper and pulp), The Global Green Company Limited (food processing), Biltech Building Elements Limited (infrastructure), Avantha Power (energy), Avantha Business Solutions Limited (IT and ITES), Jg Glass (glass containers).


With a global footprint, the Group operates in 90 countries with more than 25,000 employees worldwide.



For more information on Avantha, please visit: www.avanthagroup.com

Ms. Paula Sengupta
Global Head – Communications
CG (Crompton Greaves Limited)
10th floor, CG House
Worli, Mumbai 400 030, India
Mrs. Shravani Dang
Vice President &
Group Head - Corporate Communications
Avantha Group
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