Welcome to CWIEME News 057!

Latest market news, industry voices, and technical developments

Welcome to CWIEME News 057!

This week we are pleased to feature a press release from CWIEME sharing details of our exciting new Connect @ CWIEME programme, along with a Q&A with Michael Cunningham, COO, Camlin Group on preparing for the grid of the future and details on Transformers Academy’s session on New Challenges for Manufacturers of Grid Control & Monitoring Devices.

We also share news on BMZ & CALB’s utility vehicle battery cooperation, Evergrade’s EV unit has received pre-orders of over 37,00 Hengchi EVs and how GM’s news Blazer EV is set to take on the Tesla Model Y Performance and Ford Mustang Mach E.

Finally, we also share transformer news on Enel Grids and Hitachi’s collaboration leading to a new low-carbon transformer, and Hitachi Energy have started the testing process of the most powerful underwater transformer.

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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:

Press Release:  CWIEME Berlin Launches Connect @ CWIEME

Connect @ CWIEME is a new, large scale meetings programme to be held at CWIEME Berlin between 23 and 25 May 2023. Connect @ CWIEME helps Engineers, Procurement and R&D professionals connect and collaborate with components, material, and machinery suppliers via approximately over 5,000 high value meetings onsite at CWIEME Berlin 2023.

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Preparing for the Grid of the Future: Q&A with Michael Cunningham

The electric utility industry is facing challenges in the next decade: the need to invest in renewable generation and low carbon technologies. These demands mean the transition to a more robust grid. Michael Cunningham, the COO of Camlin Group, sees Camlin playing a key role helping utilities navigate this changing landscape.

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Transformers Academy: New Challenges for Manufacturers of Grid Control & Monitoring Devices

The Gore’s team discusses the implications of rising grid complexity and presents a simple solution to ensure the reliability of control and monitoring devices. This recently held session is now available on-demand and you can attend it here. The two hosts present their ideas to ensure the reliability of control and monitoring devices.

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Transformer News:

Test of the most powerful underwater transformer

Hitachi Energy announced that it has begun testing the world’s most powerful 24 MVA subsea transformer in the port of Vaasa, Finland.  This subsea transformer will allow the electrification of subsea equipment using renewable hydraulic energy, thus reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions.

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Enel Grids and Hitachi joint work leads to a new low-carbon transformer

Enel Grids has announced their collaboration with Hitachi Energy, has led to completion of their first Eco-design High Voltage/Medium Voltage (HV/MV) low loss transformer. According to the company, the joint work with Hitachi Energy teams has led to the approval of a transformer with a nominal power rating of 40 MVA.

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E-Mobility News:

Evergrande's EV unit says it receives pre-orders for more than 37,000 Hengchi EVs

China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group Ltd has said that they have received non-binding pre-orders for more than 37,000 units of its first model Hengchi 5. Pre-orders for the Hengchi 5 have far exceeded the company's expectations, president Liu Yongzhuo said at an online event.

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BMZ & CALB announce utility vehicle battery cooperation

The German BMZ Group and CALB (China Lithium Battery Technology) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement. Together, the partners want to develop and produce lithium-ion batteries for use in electric commercial vehicles for markets in Europe, America, and Asia-Pacific.

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Electric Motor News:

GM's New Blazer EV Will Take on the Tesla Model Y Performance and Ford Mustang Mach E

General Motors officially revealed the new 2024 Blazer EV last night, which marks the company’s first entrance into the popular mid-size electric crossover segment that is currently dominated by Tesla’s Model Y, the Ford Mustang Mach E and Hyundai IONIQ 5, along with dozens of other gas-powered models.

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