SGC - SwitchGear Company all over the world


SGC - SwitchGear Company all over the world

As part of our project for the mines in Peru, we received a visit from our customer last week. Their Technical Project Manager from Argentina, Ariel Malanot of GW, was also present.

They were here to test the cubicles that will soon be shipped to Peru.

The cubicles are a customized version of our DF-2 AIS series, called “Mine line”. The Mine line is specifically made for application in the mines underground. The medium voltage switchgear can withstand harsh climatic conditions, high humidity demand and heat. It has also been tested according to IEC 62271-304 level 2.

Thank you to the entire SGC team for the realization of this amazing project!

Watch the full video here.

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Proud of this project for Hauts-Fourneaux B in Ougrée (Seraing, Belgium)


Proud of this project for Hauts-Fourneaux B in Ougrée (Seraing, Belgium)

RESA, the distribution system operator of electricity in the province of Liège, has built a new divisional cabin 15 & 6kV, Commissioned by TENCHASEM.

The divisional cabin will make it possible to supply the important customer and improve the supply of part of the municipality of Seraing. RESA laid 13,500 m of cable, modified an existing building (the former substation supplying Hauts-Fourneaux B in Ougrée) and equipped it with 38 Air Insulated Switchgear cubicles of our Premium Line DF-2.

Thank you to the entire SGC team for the realization of this amazing project!

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Switching Station SGC

New project realization for the Shopping Centre in Wijnegem (Belgium)


New project realization for the Shopping Centre in Wijnegem (Belgium)

This is a nice reference project of a new switching station on the medium voltage grid for a shopping centre in Wijnegem.

SGC has supplied several DF-2(+) types of high quality air insulated AIS switchgear.

Commissioned by grid operator in Flanders (Belgium) Fluvius.

The team of SGC – Switchgear Company is very proud to have contributed to the installation of this switching station with our medium voltage products. The switching station will provide the shopping centre of the needed energy. The design and installation of our medium voltage switchgear was done by our partner, Deba, who has more than 40 years of experience with the installation of medium voltage switchgear.

Switchgear, designed and built to last.

  • DF-2 T (1x)
  • DF-2 P (1x)
  • DF-2 D/EDN (9x)
  • DF-2 D/EDN – DK (1x)

One pole scheme MV switching post

Solar power plant with SGC DF-2 switchgear in Chad

Solar photovoltaic power plant with SGC DF-2 equipment commissioned in Bithéa, Abéché, Chad


Solar photovoltaic power plant with SGC DF-2 equipment commissioned in Bithéa, Abéché, Chad

This is a nice reference project in the Sahel area where SGC has supplied several DF-2(+) types of high quality air insulated AIS switchgear.

The contract was won because of our good references for sustainable products in Chad.

Innovent, through its Chadian subsidiary, built the Abeche solar power plant. The construction site, which started in May 2019, currently consists of 3,600 solar panels, 40 trackers and 10 inverters of 100 kW each, for a capacity of 1 MW. Eventually, the park will consist of 21,600 solar panels for a total capacity of 5 MW. Innovent manages the park with its own staff on site.

The solar power plant consists of polycrystalline panels mounted on trackers, which follow the path of the sun from east to west and will thus increase production by 25% compared to a fixed system.

The energy situation in Chad is tense. According to the World Bank, only 8% of the population has access to electricity.

The objective of the solar park is to reduce the consumption of polluting diesel. This seems to have worked well since the park was commissioned at the end of last year.

The solar photovoltaic plant will allow SNE to cover the electricity needs of the city of Abeche with about 80,000 inhabitants.

We are very proud to contribute with our products to this renewable energy project.

Check our Sahel Line

Switchgear designed to withstand weather and harsh environmental conditions

  • DF-2 A (3x)
  • DF-2 C
  • DF-2 D (2x)

SGC DF-2 switchgear for Solar power plant in Chad

Electrical diagram of the installation

SGC - switchgear electrical diagram

ISO certificate extended until 2024


ISO certificate extended until 2024

We are proud to announce that we have successfully renewed our ISO 9001 certification until the end of 2024.

The certificate is carried out by Vinçotte and is valid from 15 December 2021 until 14 December 2024.

One of the main values where SGC – Switchgear Company stands for is Quality.

At SGC we want you to be maximally satisfied with our quality in manufacturing medium voltage switchgear. That’s why, in addition to our strict internal review, we also attach great importance to an objective, external review. The ISO 9001 certificate is the ultimate confirmation of the fact that we only produce MV Switchgear of the highest quality.

Special production units and a highly automated production are the key factors. We can say that we work with a “State-of-the-Art” machinepark and only use switchgear components of the highest quality.

It allows us to develop DF-2, DF-3, DW-2, DR-6/DT-6, DI-2 according to the highest quality standards.

Have a look at our ISO certification for “Manufacturing of Medium Voltage Switchgear”!


Bezoek Stad Deinze

Visit of the Trade delegation from Central African Republic


Visit of the Trade delegation from Central African Republic

SGC – Switchgear Company invited the Trade delegation of the Central African Republic from the electricity company ENERCA last week.

The reason for the visit is the possible cooperation, in the footsteps of the successful project in Moundou (Chad), between SGC -SwitchGear Company and ENERCA.

SGC – Switchgear Company can say that we’re innovator in the development of energy security installations that comply with Sahel standards.

Moreover, our medium voltage switchgear are built to last and can withstand the extreme weather conditions (temperatures > 40 °C).

Our sales expert, for the Sahel region in particular, Frank Claeys, welcomed the delegation and organized a company visit on our site in Landegem, including a tour through our production facilities and museum.

Bezoek Stadhuis Deinze

But we even saw it bigger, not only on the level of energy supply, but also in helping them with solutions to their needs.

On Thursday 18 November, the delegation was invited to the town council of Deinze. The Mayor Jan Vermeulen, Filip Vervaeke, alderman for local economy and Yannic Demeyer, coordinator of Deinze Industrie vzw welcomed the delegation in the town house.

The purpose of the visit is to explore the possibility of partnerships with the city of Deinze or with Belgian companies that also trade with the Central African Republic or Chad.

The program included a reception at the Leiespiegel service centre and a site visit on Blue Bike.

Bezoek Stad Deinze

From left to right:

Frank Claeys (Sales export Manager, SGC- Switchgear Company)

Jean Sylvestre Zanbe (Director of Research and Distribution Enerca)

Trees Van Hove ( 5th aldermen city of Deinze: Education – Art education -Childcare – House of the Child – Local global policy)

Thierry Patient Bendina (General Director Enerca)

Gabriel Mary Raoul Follot (Member of the Nation)

Jan Vermeulen (Mayor city of Deinze)

Serge José André Y. Mokito (Executive Director Galile)

Filip Vervaeke (7th aldermen city of Deinze: Local economy and industry, Environment, Drug prevention and Animal welfare)

SGC DF-2 switchgear installation by NHP Australia

DF-2-air insulated switchgear successfully installed in Queensland by reseller NHP


DF-2-air insulated switchgear successfully installed in Queensland (Austrialia) by our reseller NHP

Check out the case study from our reseller NHP

NHP was proud to assist in upgrading the Oxley Creek Sewage Treatment Plant in South East Queensland for flood resilience and optimising operations with a healthy and efficient electrical design.

The Solution: DF-2-air insulated switchgear module with built-in arc quenching system ‘Arc Killer’

The project included decommissioning the original high-voltage switchroom and the 11kV main switchboard for the site, and replacing it with a new main 11kV switchboard contained within a demountable building. The building was also raised 30cm above the 2011 peak flood line levels.

Within the switchroom, NHP specified the DF-2 air-insulated switchgear module with demountable vacuum circuit breakers and a remote operation functionality. Exclusive to NHP switchgear, the cubicles were specifically designed to minimise the consequences of an internal arc and forming a key component of this, is a built-in arc quenching system “arc killer”, which can extinguish an arc in less than 50ms.

“NHP were able to design, supply and install a solution for Queensland Urban Utilities that not only meets local requirements, but delivers an advanced technology which only NHP offers to the market.”

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Products & services

  • Detailed design
  • 11kV switchboard
  • Our SGC DF-2 air insulated switchgear module
  • Built-in arc quenching system ‘Arc Killer’
  • Agile Protection Relays

Cabling via 3D engineering

Turnkey cabling with 3D design software


Turnkey cabling with 3D design software

Innovation and care for the environment are the driving forces behind our products and our company. Many of our products are developed based on co-engineering with our customers.

We are happy to take you behind the scenes of how we optimize our production processes continuously. For example, we invested in a Komax cable machine, an automation solution for wire assembly.

Cabling via 3D engineering

Komax cuts, strips and labels each wire.

Production Manager Amédée Mouton: “The Komax is a machine that cuts, strips, crimps and labels electrical wires. Our panel builders receive a custom wire, which saves them on numerous preparatory tasks: cutting wire to size, exposing copper, crimping cable shoes, labeling… A lot less manual work and time savings so that they do not have to look at the plan every time to check to see which wire should be where. This allows our craftsmen to use their knowledge and practical experience for what really counts and think along with the engineers about a design, rather than cutting wires to size.”

Wire confection: the advantages at a glance

  • Faster cabling in the workshop and avoiding errors.
  • Economic just-in-time production from a batch of 1.
  • Wire sorting in the correct order for the follow-up process.
  • Shorter lead times and better quality.

Machine controlled by 3D design software

Yvan Lammens: “The data that the Komax needs comes directly from our electrical CAD software to define the cable lists, lengths of the wires, the connection points,…. Each thread is custom-made and marked with a start and end point. We can provide wires up to 6 mm² with this machine (10 mm² is possible with adjustment). Worldwide there are at most three that offer this.”

Delivery of DF-2 medium voltage switchgear station for Moundou in Chad Africa

Delivery of DF-2 station for Moundou in Chad.


Delivery of DF-2 station for Moundou in Chad.

Medium Voltage Switchgear Project

For a substation of SNE in Chad, contractor Deba opted for SGC’s DF-2 program. All our products are built to last and meet the highest technical standards. The DF-2 line is specially designed to function properly in exceptional environmental conditions. For example, the metal-enclosed air-insulated medium voltage cubicles can withstand extreme heat. Ideal for the steppe climate of the Sahel region, where temperatures can rise to 50 degrees.

Not only for these reasons, Deba opted for the DF-2 medium voltage switchgear from SGC. But also for the modular concept where the combination of cubicles is unlimited. Very complex diagrams of distribution and transformer switchgear can be compiled through this extensive spectrum of possibilities.

For this project, a medium voltage substation was designed and assembled in collaboration with Deba and CUSTOMIZED to the needs of the end customer SNE (Société Nationale D‘Électricité)

Type of security cubicles?

The cubicles can be equipped with the most diverse and wide-ranging options. The customer chose cubicles of the type DF-D/EDN: protection cubicle with vacuum circuit breaker, block current transformers and equipped with a MICOM relay from General Electric at the request of the client, because they have experience with it. The relay will be programmed here by the end customer according to the selectivity study of the network in Moundou during the FAT study.

Why choose the container solution?

DF-2 medium voltage cubicles pre-tested, installed and wired in a container. A fast, cost-efficient and reliable medium voltage solution. This is the reference project and trendsetter for sustainable substations supported by FIT (Flanders Investment and Trade). We expect similar projects to be required for the expansion of the installed capacity in Chad. In fact, they have an acute shortage of generation capacity out there.

Are you also looking for built to last medium voltage switchgear? At SGC you are at the right place!

Don’t hesitate to contact us for your project. We will be happy to discuss it.

New exclusive distributor of Switchgear Company in Vietnam


New exclusive distributor of Switchgear Company in Vietnam

We are proud to confirm that Asia Technology and Energy System Co. Ltd is the official dealer of Switchgear Company in Vietnam.

Office: 284A Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ward 8, Dist.3, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

Tel : (+84.028) 36200 164

Fax: (+84.028) 36200 174

Cell phone: +84.0903 697 598