Hitachi Energy launches advanced transformer factory in Vietnam
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Hitachi Energy launches advanced transformer factory in Vietnam

Hitachi Energy has recently opened a new factory in Bac Ninh, Vietnam, specialising in the production of liquid-filled power and distribution transformers. This facility is set to become a crucial hub in Hitachi Energy's global transformer production network, supporting utilities, industries, and infrastructure sectors across the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. The factory's opening is a significant step in enhancing transformer asset performance while minimizing environmental impact.

In line with Hitachi Energy's commitment to innovative energy solutions, the Bac Ninh factory will produce distribution transformers equipped with Transient Voltage Protection technology. This groundbreaking technology significantly boosts the reliability of distribution transformers, providing comprehensive protection against transient voltages in various applications, including data centres, and solar and wind renewable generation.

With more than three decades of presence in Vietnam, Hitachi Energy has been instrumental in supporting the country's infrastructure and industry. The company has played a key role in Vietnam's energy transformation, integrating more than 30% of its renewable energy into the national grid.

Chandan Singh, country managing director of Hitachi Energy in Vietnam, emphasised the alignment of this investment with Vietnam's Power Development Plan. "Vietnam aims for a carbon-neutral energy system by 2050, and strengthening its manufacturing base is a key part of this vision. Our new factory is a testament to our commitment to advancing sustainable energy for all," Singh said.

This investment also aligns with Hitachi Energy's global capacity expansion plan, addressing the accelerating demand of the energy transition. "The inauguration of the Bac Ninh factory is a significant step in making the world's energy system more sustainable, flexible, and secure," said Bruno Melles, managing director of Business Unit Transformers at Hitachi Energy.

Hitachi Energy's expansion in Vietnam is part of a broader strategy to enhance its business activities and cooperation in the region, with a focus on sectors like e-money and railway projects.