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Web Story Zurich, Switzerland 17-06-2022

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90 years of excellence and innovation at Hitachi Energy’s transformer factory in Cordoba, Spain

Hitachi Energy’s transformer factory in Córdoba is commemorating its 90th anniversary, following a two year impasse due to the pandemic, with the vision of continuing to generate sustainable solutions that transform the world.

Power transformer manufactured in Cordoba factory

The Cordoba transformer factory is one of the group's most innovative and long-lived plants in the world and has produced more than 3,000 transformers with the latest technologies and innovations. It is singular in one aspect, their capability to design and manufacture two transformer technologies, Trafostar (Hitachi Energy core type technology) and shell type.

Cordoba can produce up to 50 transformer units per year, which means an energy production capacity of 15,000 MVA. Its transformers can reach a voltage range of 765 kV, with a power range of 1,100 MVA 3ph - 750 MVA 1ph. An 70-80% of the production is supporting different customers around the world. In countries like the United States, Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, France, United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Algeria and Vietnam, in addition to those in Spain.

As part of a very ambitious plan, investments are being made at the Córdoba factory to adapt its facilities to the new market needs, Industry 4.0 and the sustainability and development objectives of the 2030 agenda.

In addition, it is a center of excellence for shell technology, holding one of the group’s technology and R&D centers and being operational base for multiple global positions in the Transformer business.

Hitachi Energy is firmly committed to the Cordoba plant, given the positive results achieved in recent years, its experience and the operational excellence demonstrated by the entire team.

At a socioeconomic level, the plant is of great importance for the city and the region, being an strategic location with a positive impact on close to 500 families, with more than 200 direct jobs and a large number of indirect jobs, including more than 150 sub-suppliers.

Hitachi Energy, and in particular its Cordoba plant, has a very bright outlook. Especially in the nuclear sector, renewable energy, industries, data centers and everything related to the electrification of the economy.

The factory is already working on the development of the next generation transformers, which will boost and develop important synergies in the city and its business.

To celebrate its 90th anniversary, the Cordoba factory organized an open day for employees, their families and authorities, to show the factory, explain the products manufactured and step forward in advancing the internal culture after two years of social distancing.

The event was attended by more than 1,400 people, including the Mayor of Cordoba and the Government Delegate of the Andalusian Regional Government, among other local authorities and relatives of employees, who had the opportunity to learn more about the latest technology transformers produced at the Cordoba factory.