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Hitachi Energy’s plant celebrates 50-year anniversary

Canada, Varennes: Hitachi Energy’s large power transformer plant located in Varennes (Quebec) celebrates 50 years of serving the industry.

The Varennes plant has grown from about 100 people in 1971 to 300 employees today. Covering an area of almost 30,000 m2, the Varennes factory designs, engineers, and manufactures some of the world’s most reliable power transformers for North America and other parts of the world. The transformer’s power capacity ranges from 25 to 1200 MVA and their operating voltage reaches as high as 800 kV, which are among the largest in the world.

To date, the factory has produced more than 2,250 power transformers and nearly 400 shunt reactors, helping to provide and regulate electricity flowing from one city to another.

The Varennes factory takes pride in designing and engineering of a vast range of superior-quality transformers, including large power step-up transformers for power plants, auto-transformers with very high voltage, shunt reactors, transformers for static compensators and transformers for high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems.

“It is through solid processes and the intense passion for serving our customers that has allowed us to be a leader over the last 50 years.” said Steve McKinney, Senior VP and Head of the Transformer Business in North America for Hitachi Energy. “The team has accumulated decades of experience, setting the standards of excellence in North America and throughout the world.”


Source: Hitachi Energy