1st HVDC transformers with 1,050 kV AC grid connection arrive in China

Siemens has delivered two of the four specially-built HVDC power transformers for the 10 GW Ximeng-Taizhou transmission project for extracting energy from renewable sources from Inner Mongolia to the province of Shandong.

To meet the demanding requirements of the project, an exceptionally large transformer had to be built. In February Siemens successfully tested the very first 1,050 kV HVDC transformer for connection to the 800 kV UHVDC grid, the manufacturer said in a statement.

Two of these units have arrived in Shanghai to support the transmission project, and two more units are in production in the Siemens Factory in Guangzhou.

The manufacturer is also supplying the key components of the transformer to local partners to ensure the quality of the products manufactured in local factories.

Source: Siemens