AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) division announced today the launch of construction activities for its transmission and distribution Technology Center located in Shanghai’s Caohejing Pujiang High-Tech Park, China.
With an initial investment of approximately €50 million, the AREVA T&D China Technology Center will be the first Research and Development (R&D) center of its kind to be built by an international T&D company in China.
On completion next year, the 50,000 square meter site will feature test facilities capable of handling Ultra High Voltage (UHV) power transmission equipment with rated voltages up to 1,200 kV AC and up to 1,000 kV DC. The AREVA T&D China Technology Center’s advanced facilities will carry out UHV product development and material testing, and provide advanced simulation tools.
Although construction of the premises has just begun, the Center is already operational and the number of employees, engineers and technical specialists is expected to reach approximately 220 by the end of the year.