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Press Release Zurich, Switzerland 16-02-2021

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids wins $20 million transformer order to help bring reliable power to remote regions in Turkey

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd. today announced that it has received a $20 million order from TEİAŞ, the transmission system operator for electricity in Turkey, to supply power transformers for an ambitious grid expansion project that will bring affordable power to remote regions across the country. This project will reduce reliance on unreliable and polluting local energy sources, such as diesel generators, and enable a high-quality and uninterrupted supply of electricity.

This major commitment to installing a modern power system in these remote, rural regions will enable further industrial investments, such as factories and other businesses, providing employment and stimulating the economy. 

Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ transformer business will supply several 62.5 MVA and 100 MVA, 154 kV power transformers. The company’s proven track record for high quality and reliability makes these transformers ideal for this modern system and remote location.

“We are proud to be supplying TEİAŞ with transformers for this massive power grid investment in Turkey,” said Bruno Melles, Managing Director of Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ transformer business. “Helping people gain access to reliable grid electricity is essential for a sustainable energy future that will have electricity as its backbone.”

TEİAŞ’ grid expansion project will bring reliable power to many regions across Turkey

Advanced technologies built upon a solid foundation of experience

Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ local presence in Turkey is an important part of supporting the installed base of transformers. Region-specific expertise is combined with the advantages of our TrafoStar™ platform to deliver proven technology, with world-class reliability and quality.

TrafoStar™ is Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ technology platform for transformers.  It’s globally consistent design and manufacturing processes ensures that products meet the same standard of high quality, high reliability and low maintenance requirements across our global manufacturing facilities.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is the world’s leading supplier of transformers, providing a complete range of liquid-filled and dry-type transformers as well as components, replacement parts and services, since 1883

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About Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd.


Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36,000 people in 90 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, the business serves utility, industry and infrastructure customers across the value chain, and emerging areas like sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage and data centers. With a proven track record, global footprint and unparalleled installed base, Hitachi ABB Power Grids balances social, environmental and economic values. It is committed to powering good for a sustainable energy future, with pioneering and digital technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid.


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