The 8VM1 blue GIS is a further development of the switchgear technology that operates with SF6 as the insulating, switching, and extinguishing gas. In its blue portfolio, Siemens combines many years of experience manufacturing switchgear with unmatched environmental compatibility, completely eliminating the use of SF6. As a result, not only the generation of power but also its transmission and distribution are climate-neutral. Moreover, the use of vacuum switchgear technology with clean air as the insulating gas makes it possible to minimize expenditures for operating and maintaining the switchgear.
Siemens sees the 66 kV wind farm grid as the future standard for offshore wind farms. "We are very pleased to see the market quickly accepting the clean air technology and, combined with the 66 kV voltage level, it will offer our customers real savings potential," says Karlheiz Kronen, CEO of the High Voltage Products Business Unit within the Siemens Energy Management Division. "Customers can benefit from both economic feasibility and an excellent degree of environmental compatibility. We worked together with the customer at a very early stage in the project and found the optimum solution for installing the switchgear in the base of the turbine."
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