CG Automation Systems UK Ltd.


Incorporated in 2003 as Microsol (UK) Ltd, the Company was established as the Project Delivery Centre for the erstwhile Microsol Group with responsibilities for project delivery and customer service for UK, Europe and Africa. It operates alongside two other Automation facilities a Corporate Head Office and Development Centre in Dublin, Ireland and US Project Delivery Centre in America in Seymour.

In 2007, the erstwhile Microsol Group became a part of the CG family.

The Business of CG Automation Systems UK forms an integral part of the Power Systems Strategic Business Unit of CG.



The Company is a leading developer of hardware and software for electricity utilities with particular focus on field automation solutions. Its areas of expertise are Substation Automation ('SA') solutions, Distribution Automation ('DA') solutions and engineering & consultancy services.

The Company has established a significant global footprint in the electricity transmission and distribution automation sector through the delivery of total solutions, reliable product and expertise in the development of communication protocols.



The Company's SA hardware solution is called XCell. It is an intelligent information platform developed to meet the unique field automation needs of power utilities. XCell is a modular platform with features including protocol conversion, substation communication, I/O data monitoring and physical automation. XCell can be fitted to new substations or retro-fitted to existing substations and can be fully integrated with other substation equipment. It provides flexibility and scalability to accommodate power utilities of varying scale.



The Company's Workbench software solution is a user interface for XCell. Windows based, Workbench allows remote and local systems access. Its key components are a monitoring and diagnostics tool, a remote configuration tool, an application development tool, a firmware flash programming tool and a systems analysis capacity.



The Company's DA hardware solutions are grouped under its RCAM suite. They specifically focus on switching and fault protection and are installed pole-top or in street-side control units enabling network faults to be identified and system breaks to be swiftly repaired. The suite includes integrated switchgear controllers, an information platform and a fault detection unit. RCAM is unique as the only non-intrusive switch in its market. All systems can be new-fitted or retro-fitted.



In addition to producing hardware and software solutions, The Company provides engineering and consultancy services to its clients, enabling the Company to leverage its considerable power utility technology and market experience. In addition to the turnkey delivery of full substation automation systems, the Company offers Smart Grid solutions providing intelligent restoration of secondary distribution networks as well as WindSCADA applications that can provide the comprehensive management of wind farm operations.

The major customers of the Company comprise vertically-integrated generation, transmission and distribution companies globally as well as many of the UK Distribution Network Operators and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and niche industrial solutions providers.

Sales of product and services to a number of global Value Added Resellers (VARs) who can provide local delivery of solutions outside of key market areas are also a major area of activity for the Company.



The Company is experienced in the delivery of solutions to the latest emerging industry standards (IEC 61850) and supplied the very first IEC 61850 solution into East Africa in the form of a total substation automation solution for 132kV and 33kV substations.

Within UK, CG Automation has recently completed a major project for one of the country's largest Distribution Companies which encompassed the supply of approximately 300 Primary Systems RTUs as well as a significant software development exercise to enhance the functionality and performance of the total SCADA system.

CG Automation Systems UK Limited also has acted in the role of Principal Contractor under the CDM Construction Regulations with a nuclear power station environment, a testament to its strong project management and Health and Safety credentials.



CG Automation Systems UK Limited is certified to the ISO 9001:2008 quality standards and is Verified ™ under the Achilles Utilities Vendor Registration process.



CG Automation Systems UK Limited
Unit F, Network Business Centre
Jarrow, Tyne & Wear
NE31 1SF,

Tel : +44 191 425 5200
Fax : +44 191 425 5202

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