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Latest market news, industry voices, and technical developments

Welcome to CWIEME News 050!

This week in the news we are pleased to share an interview with Elizabeth Donnelly, CEO of the Women Engineering Society (WES), who is also one of CWIEME’s esteemed Advisory Board members.  We also wanted to remind you of the upcoming webinar on Leading-Edge Electric Motors and Drives Development for the Electrification of Vehicles that CWIEME are taking part in, along with our Official Electrification Technology Partner Altair.

We also cover news on Siemens Energy and the NeuConnect consortium supplying an HVDC transmission system for the first power link between Great Britain and Germany, how Honda have announced that they are to spend $64 billion on R&D over the next ten years, GM have signed a cobalt deal with Glencore to help ensure supply of battery raw material, and Electrified Automation unveil their electric motor dyno.

We are also pleased to share details of a live interview conducted by Transformers Magazine with an inspirational young leader, Oğuz Sönmez of Sönmez Trafo, as well as an article by Transformer Technology on Digital Twins: Revolutionizing Testing of Protection Relays.

Finally, with less than one month to go before we open the doors to CWIEME Berlin make sure you book your place here and schedule time to visit the content halls to benefit from the excellent programme being offered across our two stages.

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:

Promoting Industry Diversity: Interview with Elizabeth Donnelly, CEO of WES

Currently CEO of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), Elizabeth is an engineer and an executive who, having worked in IT, aviation and pharmaceutical industries, also chaired the Royal Academy of Engineering and Science Education and Skills Committee. Elizabeth runs a consulting company and is a member of the CWIEME Advisory Board.

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Special Transformers for high tech and demanding applications

If your area of work is related to special oil-filled and dry-type transformers, you must have wondered about their use in special applications. Please join young leader, Oğuz Sönmez from Sönmez Trafo, for a live interview on this topic on 29 April 2022, at 2 PM CET!

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WEBINAR: Electric Motors and Drives Development for the Electrification of Vehicles

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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Transformer News:

Digital Twins: Revolutionizing Testing of Protection Relays

The digital twin concept has been taken a step further with the development of a cloud-based digital twin of protection devices. This article discusses benefits of this technology when applied in the relay protection engineering and testing world.

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Siemens Energy receives major order for first power connection to Great Britain

Siemens Energy and the NeuConnect consortium will supply a HVDC transmission system for the first power link between Great Britain and Germany.  The HVDC link will connect two of Europe’s largest energy markets and enable up to 1.4 GW of electricity to be exchanged in both directions.

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E-Mobility News:

GM signs cobalt deal with Glencore as rush for battery metals intensifies

General Motors Co has said it will buy cobalt from miner Glencore PLC to use in its electric vehicles (EVs), as automakers around the world scramble to stock up on the critical raw material amid supply chain disruptions.

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Honda to spend $64 billion on R&D as it revs up electric ambitions

Japan's Honda Motor Co Ltd plans to spend $64 billion on research and development over the next decade, the company said on Tuesday, laying out an ambitious target to roll out 30 electric vehicle models globally by 2030.

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Electric Motor News:

Electrified Automation unveils electric motor dyno

UK-based electric motor developer Electrified Automation has launched a new electric motor dyno that it says combines its latest performance testing technology with advanced monitoring software. The dyno has the capability to test electric motors between 24V and 144V and 0.5-60kw, and can be fully operational within hours.

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