GE Renewable Energy ’s Grid Solutions business has won a number of recent contracts for its digital power transformers. These include:
Kintore, Scotland. GE will help upgrade the Scottish distribution network from 275 kV to 400 kV and enable the transmission of power from windfarms off the northeast coast of Scotland. GE will supply two 1200 MVA 400 kV auto transformers to Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) for its Kintore substation. Installation of the transformers is scheduled for the end of 2022.
Off the coast of northeast England. The GE Mistral-14, a 14 MVA 66 kV small power transformer will be used at what will be the world’s largest windfarm, Dogger Bank. A GE-Mistral 14 will be placed in each of the 95 GE Haliade-X turbines in the first phase A of the windfarm.
Meppen, Germany. Amprion, a transmission system operator, placed an order for two 340 MVA large power transformers for a synchronous condenser installation at their plant. The transformers will be delivered in the first quarter of 2023.
Northeast Nigeria. The Nigeria branch of MBH Power purchased seven 150/187.5 MVA 330/132/33 kV auto transformers and two 100/125 MVA 132/33 kV power transformers for the Transmission Company of Nigeria to help meet Nigeria’s growing electricity demand. The transformers will be delivered in October 2022.
Eric Chaussin, Senior Executive High Voltage Products Division Leader at GE’s Grid Solutions, said: “The variety of transformer projects that we have recently been awarded is testimony to breadth and depth of our power transformer portfolio.”