Virginia Transformer has been providing transformers for marine and offshore oil exploration projects for many years. When your business takes you to offshore or deep sea water, you can count on Virginia Transformer to meet all your electrical power needs. VTC has a dedicated staff to cater for marine application projects. We provide transformers to power ship propulsion system which includes motors for tunnel thrusters, paddle wheels and dredgers. Our multi secondary rectifier duty transformers are used by OEMs and system integrators to power large drives which in turn power these large motors. Virginia Transformer Corp also provides large generator transformers, medium voltage distribution transformers and DC link reactors in this specialized market as well as Liquid filled transformers for large off shore platform applications.

A majority of the end users in this market require the transformer manufacturers to have their ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) certification current. VTC is pleased to confirm we meet or exceed ABSspecs on Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU) as well as facilities on

fixed and floating offshore petroleum installations in Class 1, Div 1 & 2 locations. We build transformers that comply with leading international specs, namely ANSI/IEEE/CSA or IEC. In the Oil & Gas industry, the popular transformer specification recommended by Process Industry Practices (PIP ELSTR01) is very common and VTC has supplied numerous transformers meeting this specification.

When Tidewater, one of the largest ship owners in the world decided to revamp some of their older ships with the new “stabilizing” technology, they trusted Virginia Transformer to provide numerous VPI dry type transformers. The Yantai Raffles shipyard in China who undertook the upgrading of these older ships used our transformers for applications viz. Main drive propulsion, winch drive, thruster drive and ship’s service. We have also supplied transformers for Chevron’s Tahiti Spar facility in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico Project.

Virginia Transformer – All the Power you Need, All the Time.


Tagship 1, Tidewater, VA (ABS Compliant)
2 x1750/2333 kVA/ VPI
2 x 1500/2000 kVA; 4.15 KV / VPI
2 x 3750/5000 kVA; 4.1 < KV/ VPI
8 x 2500/3333 kVA; 4.16 KV/ VPI
Tagship 2 (ABS Compliant)
2 x 1750/2333 kVA; 4.16 kV/ VPI
2 x 1800/2000 kVA; 4.16 kV/ VPI
2 x 3750/5000 kVA; 4.16 kV/ VPI
8 x 2500/3333 kVA; 4.16 kV/ VPI
Chevron Thahiti Project
Gulf of Mexico (Oil, ABS Class 1; Div 2, Group D compliant)
2 x 4/5/5.6 MVA; 6.9 kV; Delta Y-Y
2 x 2/2.3/2.58 MVA; 6.9 kV, Delta/Y-Y