Update technical problem with compressor unit at Zuidwending Storage Facility

15 May 2013

The fire on 30 January in the transformer of one of the compressor units has been investigated and has revealed an imperfect connection between two high voltage coils being the root cause of the incident. The burned out transformer is being replaced, for which a new transformer was ordered immediately after the incident. It is expected to be ready for operation early September.
The suspected high voltage connections in the four other transformers will be modified one by one during the coming months to mitigate the risk for reoccurrence of this specific event. The program is expected to be finished early September.

On May 20, 2014 Gasunie Zuidwending changed its company name to EnergyStock. This news item was posted by EnergyStock’s predecessor Gasunie Zuidwending before the name change.