Hitachi ABB Power Grids launch floating offshore wind transformers

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has launched a portfolio of transformer products for offshore floating applications. The portfolio aims to enable greater volumes of wind to be harvested and integrated into the global energy system.

This portfolio introduces a range of collector step-up transformers, earthing transformers and shunt reactors for floating substations plus wind turbine transformers for floating wind turbines, including the WindSTAR units.

“Our world-class engineers take pride in pioneering innovative solutions that overcome harsh offshore conditions and ultimately, help move society towards a sustainable energy future,”
said Bruno Melles, Managing Director of the Transformers business at Hitachi ABB Power Grids. “Floating electrical systems are an important development in the offshore renewable industry, that will open up tremendous opportunities for clean power,” he added.  

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