GE’s digital power transformers selected for multiple projects
Paris, France: GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has announced recent wins for its low-maintenance, high-performing digital power transformers.
“The variety of transformer projects that we have recently been awarded is testimony to breadth and depth of our power transformer portfolio,” said Eric Chaussin, Senior Executive High Voltage Products Division Leader at GE’s Grid Solutions. “Whether they are producing renewable energy or running a traditional power plant, our customers recognize that our power transformers reliably and efficiently meet their challenges, including lowering losses and minimizing noise.”
One of the recent GE power transformer orders supporting renewable energy projects include upgrading of the Scottish distribution from 275 kV to 400 kV : as well as bringing renewable energy from multiple windfarm projects off the northeast coast of Scotland to consumers’ homes. Following a purchase of two large autotransformers for the Peterhead substation, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has ordered two 1,200 MVA 400 kV autotransformers for its Kintore substation.
The next is an order for the GE-Mistral-14, a 14 MVA – 66 kV small power transformer (SPT), will play an important role at what will be the world’s largest windfarm, Dogger Bank, off the coast of northeast England.
GE also recently signed several additional power transformer contracts including for two 340 MVA large power transformers for a synchronous condenser installation at Amprion GmbH’s plant in Mappen, Germany. The transformers will be delivered in the first quarter of 2023 and will help deliver inertia and reactive power for greater grid stability.
In the northeast Nigeria, the Nigeria branch of MBH Power purchased seven 150/187.5 MVA 330/132/33 kV autotransformers and two 100/125 MVA 132/33 kV power transformers in September 2021 for the Transmission Company of Nigeria to help meet Nigeria’s growing electricity demand. The power transformers will be delivered in October 2022.
Supporting a wide range of voltage levels for applications in generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial, recent contracts reflect customers’ growing reliance on GE’s power transformers.
Source: GE Renewable Energy