09 January 2012Under the Patronage of Mr. Abdul Rahman Rashid Al Rashid, Chairman of Asharqia Chamber, TECO Middle East Launches First Medium & High Voltage Electric Motors Manufacturing Facility in the Middle East and North Africa.
TECO Middle East, a joint venture established in 2008, between TECO Electric & Machinery Co. Ltd. of Taiwan, Al-Quraishi Electrical Services Of Saudi Arabia (AQESA), Shoaibi Group and Al Ashjaea Est. officially inaugurated the first Medium & High Voltage Electric Motors Manufacturing & Servicing facility in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The 34,000sqm manufacturing facility was inaugurated under the patronage of Mr. Abdul Rahman Rashid Al Rashid, Chairman of Asharqia Chamber, and Dr. C.K. Liu, Chairman of TECO Electric and Machinery Co. Ltd. in Dammam the 2nd industrial city, and will manufacture Medium & High Voltage induction motors of up to 13,000HP, and include a high voltage testing facility up to 30,000 HP.
Mr. Faisal Al Quraishi, Chairman of AQUESA discussed the importance of the facility for the region; “This facility will provide high quality motor products that are in high demand in the entire region. We also plan to create employment opportunities for Saudis. In that regard, it is also important to note that TECO Middle East has reached the silver level of “Netaqat”. We are extremely pleased to be the first medium and high voltage electric motors manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia and the entire Middle East. We would like to thank our business partners like Saudi ARAMCO, SADARA, SWCC, SEC, SABIC and other contractors and OEMs for their continued support”.
Dr. C.K. Liu, Chairman of TECO Electric and Machinery Co. Ltd also commented at the ceremony, “We solidify today the joint venture between our companies and have successfully filled a very important gap for the regional market. We are committed to employ and train locals and share our knowledge for the success of this venture.”
Mr. Saad Al Arfaj, The CEO of TECO Middle East, notes that the state-of-the art production facility has the latest technology in motors manufacturing and that it will deliver highly efficient engineered motors to the Middle East region at competitive prices and with short delivery times. The facility will supply world class coils that are insulated by TECO-Westinghouse Thermalastic Epoxy Insulation. The facility is equipped with a service department that has highly qualified resources for all types of motors. TME production range will be 200-13000 HP, with a full capacity of 600 units per year. The motors design, manufacturing process, quality control procedure, and the technology are all licensed by its international counterpart and shareholder, TECO. Also, production of the first batch of motors has already started and has been tested successfully. TECO Middle East currently has 25% Saudization with a plan to hopefully reach 40% in the future.”
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