Powerstax has announced its plans to acquire DP Energy Services, a UK based specialist in transformer design and manufacturer.
The acquisition expands the company’s product range and market address which fits with its strategy of moving into higher power sectors and 'greener' markets.
The markets served by DP Energy include Marine, Offshore, Cathodic Protection, Water Treatment (Electrochlorination), Electrochemical and Plating, Medical, Aerospace, Military equipment including Frequency Converters and Aircraft Ground Support and many others.
DP Energy focuses of the design and manufacture of automatic transformer rectifier systems up to 500kVA and beyond. These are typically thyristor controlled with switch-mode technology available for smaller systems. The company has experience in systems suitable for harsh (marine, offshore, desert) and hazardous (Zone 1 and Zone 2) environments. The systems can be oil, air or water cooled and can be sealed up to IP65 if the environment dictates.
The two companies both have a number of 'blue-chip' customers and the acquisition will allow them both to move into new markets. Worley continues,
Design and manufacturing of DP Energy products will continue to take place in the existing facility and customer-site repair or refurbishment of systems will continue to be available. It is intended that post-acquisition, DP Energy products will be sold by Powerstax into Europe and North America as currently they are only sold in the UK.
DP Energy custom power solutions will be sold under the 'Drake' brand and offered alongside the Powerstax range of standard, value-added and custom AC and DC power solutions serving a broad range of fixed and mobile applications including hot swap front- end AC-DC bulk power, DC-DC converter bricks and modules and programmable, modular rack mounted power supplies.
The main markets served by Powerstax include industrial, defence, transportation, avionics, telecoms, datacoms, IT, test, measurement and control, medical equipment and all commercial markets.