Hitachi Energy to supply equipment for 280-MW Chinese offshore wind project
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July 12 (Renewables Now) - Swiss-based Hitachi Energy Ltd, previously Hitachi ABB Power Grids, today said it will deliver transformer and switchgear equipment for a 280-MW offshore wind project in China, developed by China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN).
It will supply 66-kV WindSTAR power transformers and 72.5-kV high-voltage hybrid switchgears PASS M00-Wind, which will be installed in each of the wind farm’s 35 turbines, allowing the facility to operate steadily at 66-kV voltage level. The products are designed to contribute to longer transmission distances, reduced losses, and cost-effective operation of the offshore wind power plant, the company said.
The offshore wind project, called Tuci, is located off the northeast coast of Xiangshan in Zhejiang province and will use 8-MW turbines. Scheduled to come online by the end of 2022, the wind farm is expected to generate around 840 million kWh a year, supporting China’s 2060 carbon-neutrality target.