As part of the investment, BRUSH has installed new manufacturing capacity of 5,100 MVA at its Loughborough site, with the potential for this to be increased to 6,900 MVA in the future.
The firm – which caters for the thermal, nuclear and renewable sectors – has also invested significantly in its research and development facility for transformers, with new enclosures created for testing BRUSH’s low-noise units. Other improvements include increased lifting capabilities of 97.5 tonnes and upgraded oil processing plants.
Simon Thomas, managing director for transformers at BRUSH, said: “This is a major upgrade at our UK manufacturing hub and is the latest significant investment we have made to keep ahead of the market and meet the evolving needs of our customers.
“There is increasing demand for large transformers from a range of industries ranging from energy to transport. With this development customers can for the first time access 132kV BRUSH transformers manufactured and delivered in the UK.”
Thomas said that the investment “also means our transformers will be delivered quicker, with lead times cut by up to a fifth. Our ongoing R&D work, meanwhile, will help ensure our products emit among the lowest noise levels in the market.”