(EnergyAsia, September 3 2012, Monday) — Schneider Electric, a leading energy management company, said it has been awarded the contract to provide medium voltage (MV) switchgears and low voltage (LV) switchboards for Singapore’s Jurong Rock Cavern oil storage project, Southeast Asia’s first underground oil storage facility.

Schneider Electric will supply, test and commission the 22KV gas insulated switchgear, 6.6KV air insulated switchgear and motor control centre, 6.6KV variable speed drives, 415V low voltage switchboards and other associated equipment.

The company, which said it was awarded the contract against strong international competition, did not disclose the contract’s value, when it would start supplying the equipment, and the completion deadline.

Jason Goh, Schneider’s Vice President for Infrastructure Business (Singapore and Brunei), said:

“Schneider Electric has one of the most complete ranges of MV & LV equipment for electrical distribution on the market today.

“Our high quality and reliable electrical distribution equipment are installed in many critical installations, especially where continuity of supply is a top priority.

“We also have proven energy management solutions that can be incorporated into our equipment, and we see more and more of our customers asking for such solutions. Our solutions can help customers achieve energy savings of up to 30%.

We are proud to be part of this prestigious project that will further enhance Singapore’s position as a regional petrochemical refining and storage hub.”