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Press Release 15-09-2023

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Hitachi Energy inaugurates state-of-the-art transformers factory in China

Hitachi Energy's state-of-the-art transformers factory in Chongqing, China

 The new facility addresses the fast-growing demand for electrifying the evolving grid in the region through innovative and digital manufacturing. 

Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all, inaugurated its new state-of-the-art transformers factory in Liangjiang New Area, southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality.

One of the largest of Hitachi Energy facilities globally, the leading-edge smart facility incorporates the latest digital manufacturing technologies. It reinforces Hitachi Energy’s commitment to meet the fast-growing customer demand.

The energy transition in China requires deployment of innovative technologies at scale and with speed. The new facility is a good example of the needed collaboration with partners and all involved stakeholders. It is another example of our commitment to accelerate investment in innovation, digitalization and people to support our customers to advance the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure.

Claudio Facchin, CEO, Hitachi Energy

The facility was originally established in 1998 and is the company’s first joint venture in western China. Over the decades, it has evolved into one of Hitachi Energy’s largest transformer research and manufacturing bases. It provides power transformers, shunt reactors, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter transformers, insulation kits, and services.

The company relocated to Liangjiang New Area in early 2023, transforming itself into a modern intelligent factory with significantly improved production efficiency. With the use of industrial automation and robotics, the manufacturing processes have become faster and more precise. Energy management systems have been put in place to facilitate real-time acquisition, analysis, and the timely maintenance of equipment and production data, ensuring cost-effectiveness throughout the value chain. In line with the company’s sustainability efforts, the modern factory has incorporated environmentally responsible measures to reduce the overall carbon footprint.

Thanks to the unwavering support from the partners and all involved stakeholders, the Chongqing factory has become a prominent example for Hitachi Energy to drive local innovation with global technology and lead high-quality development in the industry. With a focus on intelligent operations and continuous innovation in the new facility, Hitachi Energy will further deepen the local presence, and continue to work with customers and partners to contribute to advancing a sustainable energy future in China and beyond.

JinQuan Zhang, Region Head of Greater China and Executive Vice President, Hitachi Energy

Around 2,000 power transformers have been delivered out of the Chongqing factory to key projects such as Three Gorges hydro project; Changji-Guquan, the world’s first ±1,100 kV ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link; Longdong-Shandong ±800 kV UHVDC transmission project; and Al Dhafra PV2 solar project in Abu Dhabi.

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world's energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of over $10 billion USD.  
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About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers' and society's challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” - supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” - contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” - connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at https://www.hitachi.com.

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