Welcome to CWIEME News 048!

Latest market news, industry voices, and technical developments

Welcome to CWIEME News 048!

We have a jam-packed newsletter for everyone this week!  We are pleased to release the latest Market Report from our Knowledge Partner S&P Global Mobility (formerly IHS Markit) on the growth of Li-Ion battery manufacturing capacity in the key EV markets, we also share details of an upcoming webinar on Clean Energy Transition, the impact of EV’s and renewables on Transformers Demand from our Knowledge Partner PTR and interviews with CWIEME’s Official Electrification Technology Partner Altair.

As part of our initiative to promote industry diversity we share a Women in Power Engineering: Interview with Francesca Nucci, R&D Project Manager at COMEM Group, as well as Women in Power System’s invitation to become a member of their Advisory Board and help make a real difference.

We also cover news on how the core transformer market is forecast to reach $13.5 B by 2030, the launch of a new plant by Hyundai to produce Indonesia’s first electric car, Hitachi Energy are to accelerate sustainable mobility in Berlin and how Mustang are delivering bespoke EV test stands to OEMs. Finally, we also feature the first part of an inspiring interview with Wilfried Breuer, Managing Director, Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR).

As mentioned in the last newsletter, nominations for the CWIEME Global Awards are now open – don’t forget to submit your nomination by the deadline of Friday April 8th, we are also excited to share information on our new Meet the Engineer programme being launched at CWIEME Berlin and a reminder that our exhibitor portal CwiemeWorld is live. If you haven’t already please do log in, and if you have any issues please contact our Customer Success team at [email protected].

Got a story you’d like to share? Please send it through to [email protected].

Until the next issue, take care – and keep connected with your colleagues around the world with CWIEME News.

Best wishes,

Victoria Pope

Head of Content




Featured News:

Growth of Li-ion Battery Manufacturing Capacity in Key EV Markets

Whether the future of the automotive industry lies in electrification is no more a debated topic. What is debated is how quickly the world can let go its dependence on fossil fuels and embrace electricity-powered vehicles. Several factors will matter, including the availability of enough batteries to enable this transition.

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The Impact of EVs & Renewables on Transformers Demand

Join our CWIEME Tech Talk: “Clean Energy Transition: The Impact of EVs & Renewables on Transformers Demand”; taking place on Thursday, 24th March 2022 at 3pm (CET), delivered by industry experts Saqib Saeed, Chief Research Officer, and Aleena Ahmad, Market Analyst from our Knowledge Partner Power Technology Research (PTR).

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CWIEME Global Awards – Nominations are OPEN

We are thrilled to now be welcoming submissions for our CWIEME Global Awards.  Being nominated for and winning a CWIEME Global Award is an excellent way of boosting brand awareness, highlighting excellent projects and initiatives, and rewarding the outstanding work of employees and teams to obtain global recognition.

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New – Meet the Engineer Programme at CWIEME Berlin

We are excited to announce that Meet the Engineer, our new business match-making programme at CWIEME Berlin 2022, is now live! The programme aims to connect engineers with suppliers by mutual product interest and offering, letting you plan your stay at CWIEME efficiently.

For Engineers For Suppliers


CWIEME’s Official Electrification Technology Partner Altair – Leadership Interviews


Altair, a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence are CWIEME’s Official Electrification Technology partner, and we are delighted to share interviews with two members of their leadership team, Richard Yen, Senior Vice President - Product & Strategy, and Lars Fredriksson, Senior Vice President – Strategic Solutions.

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Promoting Industry Diversity:

Women in Power Engineering: Interview with Francesca Nucci


Save your seat at the live interview broadcast by Transformers Academy with Francesca Nucci. As an R&D Project Manager at COMEM Group, she will talk about how small, but crucial smart transformer components make a huge difference in transformer operation, how they can significantly help in extending transformer lifetime and in ubiquitous digitalisation.

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Become a WPS Advisory Board Member and Make a Real Difference

The Women in Power Systems Advisory Board provides the expert knowledge, insights and guidance for our advocacy campaigns and other projects. Our Board Members are passionate about realizing WPS goals and volunteer their time, advice and connections to advance the WPS mission. New members are welcome, regardless of gender or profession.

Find out more


Transformer News:

Transformer core market to reach $13.5 B by 2030

According to a report by Allied Market Research, the global transformer core industry was estimated at $8.9 B in 2020 and is expected to reach $13.5 B by 2030. It is expected to be growing at a CAGR of 4.3 % from 2021 to 2030.

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When Excellence and Experience Meet Technology and Innovation


We share the first part of an interview with Wilfried Breuer, Managing Director at Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR). Wilfred joined MR in April 2019. Prior to that, he had extensive experience in the transmission and distribution world, including working for Siemens.  Previously, he was with TenneT Holdings on the executive leadership team.

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E-Mobility News:

Hitachi Energy to accelerate sustainable mobility in Berlin

Hitachi Energy has won an order from Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Germany’s biggest municipal public transportation company. The company will supply its Grid-eMotionTM Fleet smart charging infrastructure solution for the next two bus depots to be converted in the bus electrification program.

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Hyundai launches plant to produce Indonesia's first electric car


Hyundai Motor Group launched a new automotive plant on Wednesday that will produce Indonesia's first locally assembled electric vehicle, part of President Joko Widodo's goal of developing a full EV supply chain utilising the country's mineral resources. 

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Electric Motor News:

Mustang delivers bespoke EV test stands to OEM

Mustang Advanced Engineering (MAE), an American manufacturer of testing equipment, dynamometers and related products, says it has delivered the first of three functional test stands for a major original equipment manufacturer of battery-electric vehicles (BEV).
The manufacturer contracted MAE to design and build three pieces of testing equipment.

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