Wind Power

11 Mar 2021

Siemens Energy Picks Ups Chinese Deal

11 Mar 2021  by   

Siemens Energy will install 22 units of distribution transformers at China’s first commercial 66kV offshore wind farm, the Yuhuan Offshore Wind Power Project Phase 1 in Taizhou.

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The fluid immersed transformers of type FITformer WIND will support China Huadian Corporation (CHD) to optimize energy supply in the Yangtze River Delta region.

With an installed capacity of 300MW the wind farm will supply environmentally friendly power to about 240,000 households per year.

Siemens Energy executive vice president for transmission Beatrix Natter said: "To successfully drive the energy transition, it is essential to increase the share of renewables in the energy mix.

"Equipped with innovative state-of-the-art transformer technology, China’s first 66 kV offshore wind farm will lead the way to a significant increase of clean, renewable wind energy to the grid and will contribute to China’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2060."

Growing demand for wind energy has led to the development of increasingly stronger wind turbines which produce 10MW and beyond, requiring higher voltage levels and innovative power transmission technologies.

The FITformer WIND transformer was developed to enable these larger power capacities with a voltage class of up to 72.5kV.

The compact and lightweight transformers for Phase 1 of the Yuhuan Offshore Wind Power Project will be installed in the tower base of the wind turbines.

The first phase of the Yuhuan Offshore Wind Power Project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021 and will effectively optimize energy supply in the Yangtze River delta.

After commissioning the project is forecast to result in a reduction of 584,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year, which is more than 12,600 passenger cars emit in one year.

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