Welcome to CWIEME News 049!

Latest market news, industry voices, and technical developments

Welcome to CWIEME News 049!

This week we are pleased to release the latest Market Report from our Knowledge Partner, Power Technology Research, on the Clean Energy Transition, the impact of EV’s and renewables on the transformer market as a follow up to their recent CWIEME Tech Talk (available on demand here).

We also share details of an upcoming webinar on Leading-Edge Electric Motors and Drive Development for the Electrification of Vehicles that CWIEME are taking part in along with our Official Electrification Technology Partner Altair; and, as part of our initiative to promote industry diversity, we share details of the latest issue of Women in Power Systems.

We also cover news on Honda bringing its novel hybrid system to the Civic line-up, how Volkswagen’s Trinity is aiming to catch up with Tesla, and that Vietnam’s Vinfast are to build a $2 bln electric vehicle factory in the US.  We are also pleased to share details of Transformer Magazine’s new book: Transformer Oil – Application Aspects, and news that the first transformers with CO2 reduced electrical steel are now in production by SGB-SMIT in Germany.

Finally, a reminder that the deadline for nominations for the CWIEME Global Awards is this Friday April 8th. Don’t miss your opportunity to highlight the work being done in the following categories CWIEME Excellence Award, CWIEME Engineer of the Year, CWIEME Global Outreach Award, CWIEME Sustainability Leadership Award, CWIEME Product of the Year, and finally CWIEME Lifetime Achievement.  We look forward to receiving your nominations and to giving out the awards at CWIEME Berlin!

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:

The Impact of EVs & Renewables on Transformers Market

Following on from our recent CWIEME Tech Talk, we are delighted to release PTR’s white paper giving an analysis of the global transformer market - covering evolving trends of renewable energy and electrification of the transport sector.

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CWIEME Global Awards – Nomination deadline Friday April 8th

We are really looking forward to announcing the CWIEME Global Awards Shortlist – don’t miss out and submit your nominations before the deadline.  The categories are:



This category rewards a product that delivers both quality and innovation, demanding all-round excellence in all aspects of research, development, design and real-world application.  This category is open to both start-ups and established corporations.




This award is looking for an engineer or other exceptional individual who has demonstrated excellence in technical design skills, problem solving and project delivery. They will also be passionate about their industry and involved in or contributing to the wider electrical engineering community.




Awarding a company, group of employees or an individual in the industry who have taken their knowledge, electrical engineering capabilities and initiative to support others in a charitable or community outreach context.




Celebrating a company, person or project that has positively impacted manufacturing process, product development, consumption or CO2 footprint through innovation and best practice. Leading the march for the sustainable future of our industry and planet.




This category rewards a product that delivers both quality and innovation, demanding all-round excellence in all aspects of research, development, design and real-world application.




This prestigious award will be presented to someone who has contributed immensely to the industry over a significant number of years, someone who lives and breathes the industry and is a role model for all.



WEBINAR: Leading-Edge Electric Motors and Drives Development

CWIEME’s Official Electrification Technology Partner Altair are hosting a webinar as part of a series of sessions dedicated to sustainability in electric transportation, focusing on the design of electric motors and will show how multiphysics simulation and optimisation allow to innovate and reduce costs, while considering multiple design constraints.

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Promoting Industry Diversity:

Women in Power Systems Spring Issue: PROFESSIONS IN POWER

The evolving power industry offers various business opportunities. In the spring edition of the Women in Power Systems magazine, discover inspiring stories and advice from women in leadership, engineering, skilled trades and more. If you want to get involved in our advocacy efforts consider joining the WPS Advisory Board. 

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Transformer News:

First transformers with CO2-reduced electrical steel in production by SGB-SMIT in Germany

The first transformers with thyssenkrupp’s CO2-reduced electrical steel are in production at SGB-SMIT Group’s SBG Neumark manufacturing site.  The production of the first distribution transformer using CO2-reduced electrical steel from thyssenkrupp Steel's brand is proceeding successfully as expected.

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Transformers Magazine publish book: Transformer oil - Application Aspects

A 500+ page book –  Transformer Oil – Application aspects by Dr. C. S. Narasimhan is now available in digital format! The content is relevant to oil manufacturers, transformer manufacturers, utility chemists, and engineers who manage the assets, as well as to students and newcomers in this field.

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E-Mobility News:

Giga-casting and robots: How Volkswagen's Trinity aims to catch up with Tesla

As Tesla kicks off production at its new German plant this month, Volkswagen is weeks away from finalising plans for a 2 billion euro ($2.2 billion) electric vehicle factory that it hopes will bring it up to speed with its U.S. rival.

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Vietnam's Vinfast to build $2 bln electric vehicle factory in U.S.

Vietnam's automaker VinFast said on Tuesday it has signed a preliminary deal to initially invest $2 billion to build a factory in North Carolina to make electric buses, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) along with batteries for EVs.

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Electric Motor News:

Honda brings its novel hybrid system to the Civic line-up

Auto maker Honda has released the latest version of its Civic hatchback, including the option of its e:HEV hybrid powertrain.  The Civic e:HEV sees the deployment of a new 72-cell lithium-ion battery and two compact electric motors, paired with what Honda says is a redeveloped 2.0-liter direct-injection, Atkinson-cycle engine.

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