Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023
    Amprion Awards Contract to GE Vernova for Power Transformers

    Amprion, one of the major grid operators in Germany, has chosen GE Vernova’s Grid Solutions business to supply 12 power transformers for grid upgrades. These transformers will play a crucial role in accommodating the growing amount of renewable generation in the region. Manufactured at GE Vernova’s facility in Mönchengladbach, Germany, the 400kV transformers will have a total capacity of more than 5000MVA.

    Amprion operates an extensive extra-high voltage network that stretches 11,000 km from Lower Saxony to the Alps, covering an area where a significant portion of Germany’s economic output is generated. The delivery of the power transformers is expected to take place between 2025 and 2027.

    As the transition to renewable energy sources continues, electrical transmission grid operators such as Amprion face increasing demands and complexities. The current transmission infrastructure was not initially designed to handle the bulk power that comes with renewable energy sources. The advanced power transformers provided by GE Vernova will help Amprion increase capacity and maintain stability on their 400kV electrical grid.

    Replacing the older fleet of transformers, which were installed in the 1970s, with GE Vernova’s advanced transformers will provide Amprion with updated grid technology. This will enable them to integrate a larger amount of renewable energy sources onto their network effectively. The transformers will be installed at nine substations throughout the region.

    Overall, this contract between Amprion and GE Vernova’s Grid Solutions is a significant step towards modernizing Germany’s electrical grid infrastructure and supporting the country’s transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.

    – Amprion
    – GE Vernova’s Grid Solutions business