UK-based M&I Materials recently announced the opening of manufacturing operations in South Africa, producing its MIDEL brand of fire safe and biodegradable ester dielectric fluids for electricity transformers.
Giles Salt, CEO of M&I Materials, commented: “Developments in the energy infrastructure sector across Africa present a great opportunity for our products. The opening of this manufacturing facility demonstrates our commitment to sub-Saharan Africa, and we look forward to providing products and technical support to power utilities and transformer manufacturers across the region.”
According to a company, the plant is the first in Africa to make ester transformer fluids, and is the latest addition to MIDEL’s growing global manufacturing footprint. This brand has already been selected by a South African transformer manufacturer to supply the fluid for 6,000 transformers operated by the state-owned power utility, Eskom.