Full text: The electrical equipment market of the Netherland East Indies

manufacturers have little fear from competition by the United States 
or by Great Britain in this line. 
As previously mentioned, there are but few important private steam 
power stations. There are, however, a number of small ones and the 
majority of these have installed small turbo units manufactured by 
Gebr. Stork. } 
Water turbines.—Recent hydroelectric developments in the Nether- 
land East Indies have greatly increased the demand for water tur- 
bines, particularly in the larger sizes from 1,000 to 9,000 horsepower 
capacity. This increased business is being keenly contested for by 
continental manufacturers, and American firms have not profited 
from this growth in business. At the present time the largest share 
of the market is being obtained by a Swiss firm, Escher Wyss. & Co., 
which has supplied some of the largest water turbines installed in 
the islands as well as the majority of the smaller sizes. 
The largest water-turbine installation in the Netherland East Indies 
is the three units of 8,000-horsepower capacity each, which are 
located in the Mendalen plant of the N. I. W. BE. M. Other large 
water-turbine installations are located in the Government-owned and 
operated plants of Lamadjan and Kratjak where two units of 9,000 
horsepower each and two of 8,600 horsepower each, respectively, are 
located. The turbines in the Lamadjan and Kratjak plants were 
supplied by Gebr. Stork & Co. 
Water wheels. —The number of water-wheel installations is declining 
yearly owing to the fact that the large hydroelectric projects have 
made electrical energy more widely available, thus cutting down the 
number of small installations. Some business is being done, however, 
end again the majority of it is secured by Escher Wyss & Co, 
although Swedish firms are obtaining a portion of it. An American 
water wheel was popular in the islands up until a few years ago, but 
at the present time its sales are practically nil, owing to the inactivity 
of the firm which is handling the line. 
Over 10 important electrical manufacturers, among them an Ameri- 
can, arc competing for a share of the trade in generators in the Nether- 
land East Indies. The A. E. G. has supplied the largest number 
of generators to the public utility and Government power plants, a 
total of 49. A Dutch firm, with a total of 35 (Smit) is the second 
largest seller in these two fields. Siemens-Schuckert is the next 
largest supplier of generators (26), with an American firm (23) and 
Brown Boveri Co. (22) obtaining fourth and fifth places, respectively, 
In this trade. Other manufacturers obtaining a share of the generator 
trade are Qerlikon (15), Heemaf. (13), Bergmann (10), and A. S. E. A

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