May 23, 2012

Jinpan International Successfully Develops Large-Scale Cast Resin Dry Type Transformer


Carlstadt, N.J., May 23, 2012 – Jinpan International Ltd (Nasdaq: JST) (the 揅ompany), a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of cast resin dry type transformers, today announced that its subsidiary Hainan Jinpan Electric Co. Ltd. successfully developed a 40,000KVA / 35KV cast resin dry type power transformer.  The Company has shipped the transformer to the customer抯 site in China抯 Anhui province for installation in a transformer substation that will deliver power to gas liquification systems.  

In recent years, utilities in China have favored dry-type over oil-filled transformers due to the dry type transformers- advantages in terms of energy efficiency, safety, and environmental impact.  However, due to limitations in insulation and manufacturing technology, only a handful of manufacturers in China are capable of manufacturing large-scale dry-type transformers with capacities exceeding 10,000KVA.  

Mr. Zhiyuan Li, Chief Executive Officer of Jinpan, commented that 揥e believe that Jinpan is the first company in China to successfully develop a 40,000 KVA / 35KV cast resin dry type transformer, which we also believe is one of the largest cast resin dry type transformers in the world.  Prior to this transformer, the largest cast resin dry type transformer developed by Chinese manufacturers was 25,000KVA. Jinpan抯 development of a 40,000KVA transformer represents a significant technical break-through in its manufacturing technology.  It further demonstrates that Jinpan is a world class manufacturer.

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