Winder Power has been awarded a new contract by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution for the bulk supply framework for the energy company’s primary distribution transformers. This is an excellent result for the UK manufacturer of power and distribution transformers. The new contract not only safeguards current jobs, but it has the potential to create new jobs as Winder Power progresses into the future with plans for further expansion.
The contract, which was awarded following a competitive tender process, will be one of the biggest partnerships between Winder Power and the UK energy company. SSEPD is part of the SSE group involved in producing, transmitting, distributing and supplying electricity and gas, through operations in the UK and Ireland. For the duration of the contract Winder Power will manufacture and supply primary distribution transformers for SSEPD as well as delivery, and on-site assembly. The transformers cover a wide range; up to 20/40 MVA units.
Commenting on the contract, Paul Matthews, executive director at, Winder Power, said, “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this contract by SSEPD. Contracts like this are really important for our business and ensure that we continue to maintain and indeed create jobs in the UK”.
Winder Power was chosen by SSEPD due to its experience in supplying solutions to distribution network operators. Commencing on 1 July 2015 and running for five years the contract will potentially provide for job creation and expansion within the company.
Continuing, Paul said, “We look forward to further developing our strong working relationship with SSEPD into the future following the award of this contract. This is one of the largest contracts that Winder Power has secured in its 120 year history. We are very grateful to SSEPD for the confidence they have shown in us. It is a tremendous credit to SSEPD that they have the confidence to buy such important infrastructure assets in the UK.