Hitachi Energy reached a milestone by having successfully tested the first of six single-phase 700 MVA, 420/27kV Generator Step-up Transformers in Shell Form Technology at the Cordoba factory in Spain. One of the world's largest and most powerful single-phase generator step-up transformers.
With over 140 units delivered for nuclear applications, Hitachi Energy from the Cordoba Factory has a long-proven experience in the industry, being one of the leaders in terms of technology and quality.
The Generator Step-up is the main critical link between the generation and transmission network, being continuously in operation at almost full load, and being subject to dielectric, thermal, and mechanical stresses, including those associated with short circuit faults in the network.
Those very large transformers have a compact design, taking advantage of the shell technology to reduce the footprint and have an optimized design in terms of losses, with reduced operating and hot spots temperature to secure a long life expectancy.
Hitachi Energy power transformers stand out for their reliability, maximizing the safety of operations, optimizing the design control, and field execution, and extending the lifetime power plant, reducing the handover time, project delays, and cost overruns.
The transformers include Hitachi Energy's TXpand™ technology to make the transformers explosion-proof, increasing safety in case of internal failures.
Three transformers together weigh around 1.200 tons (400 tons each). They are unique in their class given the combination of power rating and voltage levels.
Hitachi Energy addressed different challenges in terms of quality and complexity, having as a result, a reliable tailor-made product that fulfilling the customer's high-level standards
The power plant will generate about 1.8 GW for low carbon electricity, cutting carbon emissions, and supporting the energy transition.
|Power Rating||700 MVA 420/27 kV|