Hitachi Energy Opens Transformer Components Factory in Gujarat
Hitachi Energy India Ltd. on 11th May 2022 inaugurated its new transformer components factory in Vadodara, Gujarat.
The new facility will be producing dry bushings for transformers with technology called Resin Impregnated Paper technology.
Benefits of Transformer Bushing made through Resin Impregnated Paper Technology
Transformer bushing is an insulating structure that facilitates the passage of an energized, current-carrying conductor through the grounded tank of the transformer. This helps to provide insulation to the transformer body from outgoing and incoming current.
Resin Impregnated Paper technology improves thermal, electrical and mechanical performance of transformer bushings in the harsh transmission environment.
India’s first Resin Impregnated Paper Bushing Manufacturing Upto 400KV
Hitachi Energy in its release claimed that this will be the first manufacturing facility in India producing Resin Impregnated Paper bushings up to 400KV voltage level.
The facility will have capacity to manufacture up to 1,000 units per annum of Resin Impregnated Paper bushings ranging from 72.5KV to 400KV. Hitachi Energy has estimated that it will supply US $50 million worth transformer bushing to the domestic market over next five years.
Hitachi will be producing AirRIP flex bushings, its proprietary bushing range with a modular and flexible design, covering vast range of need and design specifications.
Expressing his views on the occasion Mr. N Venu, Managing Director and CEO, Hitachi Energy India Ltd. said “Over 80 per cent of our portfolio is manufactured locally, and we are continuously evaluating how best to add capabilities for new technologies”.
He further added “By localizing such manufacturing capabilities, we are opening up new avenues and creating even more customer value – all while advancing the energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure”.
Hitachi Energy Transformer Component Factory Running 100% Fossil Free Electricity
Hitachi Energy’s this new transformer component factory in Vadodara operates on 100 % fossil-free electricity. In January 2022, Hitachi Energy (Global) announced that it had achieved 100 per cent fossil-free electricity in its own operations as the first-step target set out in its Sustainability 2030 plan.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Bruno Melles, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy’s Transformers business said “This future-ready manufacturing facility is designed to minimise environmental impact and conserve natural resources. Our goal is to ensure that production operations in India aspire to the highest standards of sustainability, in line with our own carbon-neutrality goals”.