Hitachi Energy to provide world’s first SF6-free 420 kV gas-insulated switchgear technology at TenneT’s grid connection in Germany

Contributing to TenneT’s carbon neutrality goals to build a sustainable and resilient grid in Germany

Zurich, Switzerland, Nov. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hitachi Energy announced today it will provide the world’s first sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) free 420-kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) technology and a state-of-the-art modular prefabricated grid connection solution at a key node at TenneT’s power grid in Germany, supporting the leading European grid operator to achieve its carbon neutrality goals.

This project covers a major grid connection upgrade which significantly extends the operating life of existing power assets to ensure the longevity and continued efficiency of the existing power infrastructure. The global technology leader will deliver innovative EconiQ™ 420 kV GIS that uses a game-changing technology that eliminates SF6 with reliable and scalable solutions for the lowest carbon footprint.

TenneT is a major transmission system operator in the Netherlands and Germany, supplying power to some 42 million homes and businesses in both countries. The company aims to be a driving force behind the energy transition by investing in eco-efficient technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As a transmission system operator, TenneT is a key player on the historic path to a safe, reliable and carbon-free energy system.

To support TenneT on its transition to SF6-free solutions, Hitachi Energy will contribute pioneering technologies, unique system integration capabilities, engineering expertise and extensive experience with local grid code requirements to strengthen the grid connection at the 220-megawatt (MW) Erzhausen pumped storage power plant near Hanover. This project uses Building Information Modeling, a consolidated and collaborative digital working method that allows decision-based 3D modeling and improves facility management via a digital twin for the life cycle of the power asset. The entire project will be completed in 2026.

In this project, Hitachi Energy will install three bays of EconiQ 420 kV GIS to enable the transmission of large amounts of electricity over long distances while eliminating significant volumes of SF6. This eco-efficient innovation remains similar in size while being 100 percent as reliable as the conventional GIS solution based on SF6. This installation will effectively avoid the addition of nearly 2,300 kg of SF6, equivalent to removing the CO2 emissions of around 1,1501 passenger vehicles per year.

“We are proud to collaborate with TenneT in their efforts to accelerate the energy transition and strengthen the power infrastructure in Germany,” said Claudio Facchin, Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Energy. “At Hitachi Energy, we are championing the urgency of the energy transition through innovation and collaboration. Through our modular prefabricated grid connections and EconiQ high-voltage switchgear technology, we are supporting our customers to reduce their carbon footprint and enabling a more sustainable, flexible and secure energy system.”

EconiQ is Hitachi Energy’s eco-efficient portfolio for sustainability, where products, services and solutions are proven to deliver exceptional environmental performance. Hitachi Energy has placed sustainability at the heart of its Purpose and is advancing a sustainable energy future for all.

1 Based on the assumption that a passenger vehicle emits 19 kg CO2 equivalent per 100 km and drives 10,000 km per year.

About Hitachi Energy Ltd.

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society with data and technology. We will solve customers’ and society’s challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products, under the business structure of Digital Systems & Services, Green Energy & Mobility, Connective Industries and Automotive Systems. Driven by green, digital, and innovation, we aim for growth through collaboration with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2021 (ended March 31, 2022) totaled 10,264.6 billion yen ($84,136 million USD), with 853 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 370,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at


Jocelyn Chang
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Iqbal Day termed accountability day 

Lahore, November 09, 2022 (PPI-OT):Vice Chancellor Punjab University and Government College University Lahore Professor Dr Asghar Zaidi along with other teachers attended Mazar-e-Iqbal, laid wreaths and offered Fatiha. On this occasion, the Vice-Chancellor paid tribute to Allama Iqbal in his comments in the book of visitors. He said that Iqbal Day is actually a day of accountability for us.

He said that in view of the turmoil in the country, we should think whether we have understood the teachings of Allama Iqbal in true spirit or have we followed it in a correct manner? He said that in view of the current situation of the country, it was necessary to benefit from the teachings of Allama Iqbal. He said that Iqbal’s philosophy was a beacon for the youth.

He said that Shaheen in Iqbal’s poetry was not just a poetic term but he wanted to see these qualities in the youth. He said that we were proud that Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal had been student of Government College University and University of the Punjab.

For more information, contact:
University of the Punjab
Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99231102
Fax: +92-42-99231103

CM Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and Moonis Elahi felicitates Pakistan cricket team on winning T20 World Cup semi-final match

Lahore, November 09, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and Former Federal Minister Moonis Elahi felicitated the Pakistan Cricket Team for trouncing the New Zealand Cricket Team in the T20 Semi-Final cricket match and reaching the Final of T20 World Cup. CM stated that the national cricket team enhanced the festivities of Iqbal Day by winning the cricket match. CM Parvez Elahi and Moonis Elahi remarked well-done for the green shirts and acknowledged the splendid performance of Babar Azam, Rizwan and Haris.

They further remarked that due to their excellent batting performance Pakistan Cricket Team reached the T20 World Cup Final and hoped that InshaAllah Pakistan Cricket Team will return to their homeland by winning the T20 World Cup. CM Parvez Elahi and Moonis Elahi stated that the national cricket players proved to be the Shaheens of Allama Iqbal adding that the Shaheens by winning the Semi-Final match have given most beautiful gift to the nation on the eve of Iqbal Day.

CM maintained that undoubtedly no one can withstand against the spirit and enthusiasm being displayed by the Pakistan Cricket Team adding that success is always bestowed by dint of displaying excellent team work. CM acknowledged that the national cricket team players displayed a magnificent sport and clinched the victory.

For more information, contact:
Mediacell, Pakistan Muslim League
30-C, Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi Road,
Gulberg-II, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-35878428
Fax: +92-42-35877329

Directorate of Educational Development at Ziauddin University 

Karachi, November 09, 2022 (PPI-OT):The Directorate of Educational Development at Ziauddin University is conducting a six-month blended learning certificate course to help faculty engaged in the field of health professions education to enhance their skills and knowledge.

For more information, contact:
Ziauddin University
4/B, Shahrah-e-Ghalib, Block 6,
Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35862937-9

Roundtable with a 6-member delegation from Chinese People’s Associations for Friendship with Foreign Countries 

Islamabad, November 09, 2022 (PPI-OT):The China Pakistan Study Centre at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organised a Roundtable Discussion with a 6-member Delegation from Chinese People’s Associations for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) on November 9, 2022. The Roundtable discussion was moderated by Dr. Talat Shabbir, Director China Pakistan Study Centre at ISSI while the Keynote addresses were delivered by Lin Songtian, President CPAFFC and Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed.

In his introductory remarks Dr. Talat Shabbir, Director, CPSC said that China’s reforms and opening up with the world began in early 80s and that initiative triggered enormous development and prosperity avenues for China. The modernization of China is being termed as ‘China’s rise’ in international politics. The world today is keenly looking at great transformation of China and President Xi Jinping’s philosophy of ‘win-win cooperation’, ‘common destiny’, and ‘shared future’ is making perfect sense for the world.

In his welcome remarks, Ambassador Khalid Mahmood, Chairman Board of Governors, ISSI, said that ever since the Pakistan-China relationship was established it has been developing and has reached the status of all-weather strategic cooperative partnership. China has now become the 2nd biggest economy of the world and the World Bank has also stated it. He noted that the remarkable achievement of China particularly the policy of ‘open development’ is doing wonders for China and is something from what Pakistan can learn a lot.

In the keynote address Mr. Lin Songtian, President CPAFFC said that despite all of the changes in global landscape, Pakistan has always stood by China and same goes for China. China has always stressed on shared prosperity and win-win cooperation and for that it encourages fast development of its neighbours too particularly its iron-brother Pakistan. The purpose of this visit is to see what Pakistan has, where it stands, what it needs and how can China help and facilitate it.

He stated that this visit also aims to carry forward the joint consensus of President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. This political consensus between the leadership of Pakistan and China can take this relationship to new heights, build a more tangible and steady association and will also send a strong message to the rest of the world. Mr. Songtian gave a detailed historical background of the economic and political polices China adapted to lift 800 million people out of poverty and how its GDP increased dramatically over the years making it the 2nd largest economy of the world and bringing it to where it stands today.

He noted that China is contributing 30 percent to global growth today. He stressed that for China unity has been the key to development and CPC under the leadership of President Xi Jinping has promoted the idea of one collective fight for one collective cause. He stated that seeking peaceful development and win-win cooperation are key goals of China. Through shared economic development and by attracting more investors China could make this region better. Investment is the key to production and only production can sustain a nation, a community and a household.

He stressed that for long-term development and to attract investments the laws need to remain concrete and the policies should be consistent despite the political changes. Law plays a key role in economic stability and to attract investments. He further emphasized that there is a need to uphold principles of justice and fair play for correct and steady economic development and there is a need to maintain a global vision not only for a ‘better time’ but for a ‘better world’.

Summing up he said that, in order to transform our strong friendship into a more dynamic relationship we need to encourage people to people contact, study tours, exchange visits of media, academia, experts and students. This will increase avenues for multi-faceted cooperation and will add a new leaf in the friendship and cooperation between the two states.

In the key-note address, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed said that despite having different cultures, systems and beliefs Pakistan-China relations are quite unique, remarkable and unprecedented in the chronicles of modern history. No matter how things change in the region or the world China will firmly support Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and Pakistan will do the same.

It would not be wrong to say that China is the ‘sheet anchor’ of Pakistan’s defense, territorial and economic interests. He noted that China today is the leader in globalization and it is doing great work to make China more Green and Clean. He further said that Pakistan’s foreign policy is on the right side of history and singling out or making an enemy of China is something which Pakistan and various other countries across the globe will not accept. He concluded by saying that Pak-China relationship is in the interest of Pakistan, China and the entire region.

President Xi’s goals of shared destiny and global development initiative can help turnaround the entire region and put Pakistan on the path of fast-track development. China is a fast country when it comes to development and if we want to keep up and gain from this relationship we need to regulate our policies, bring consistency in laws and move forward with unity and strong political consensus regarding economic development. The remarks were followed by an interactive Q and A session. In the end, Chairman BoG ISSI, Ambassador Khalid Mahmood presented the distinguished guests with ISSI’s memento.

For more information, contact:
Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)
Sector F-5/2, Islamabad – 44000, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9202481
Fax: +92-51-9204658

CM Chaudhry Parvez Elahi directs to provide excellent security arrangements to the participants of the long march on the Toba Tek Singh route 

Lahore, November 09, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi presided over a meeting at CMO today in which the security arrangements of the long march caravan for the Toba Tek Singh route came under a detailed review. CM directed the police and the administrative officials with regard to making best security arrangements of the long march caravan for the Toba Tek Singh route. Asad Umer will lead the caravan of long march from Toba Tek Singh. The long march caravan starting from Toba Tek Singh will reach Jhang, Faisalabad, Jaranwala, Chiniot, other cities and will reach Rawalpindi.

The long march being started from Wazirabad will reach Rawalpindi by passing through its fixed route. Chairman PTI Imran Khan will address the participants of the long march by a video link. CM directed to ensure foolproof security arrangements of long march. He stated that we will also provide best security to the participants of the long march on the Toba Tek Singh route. He apprised that the long march and the route will be monitored through the drone and CCTV cameras adding that the police commandos will be deployed on the roofs of the buildings on the way of the route.

CM asserted to make special arrangements in order to maintain law and order on the whole route of the long march adding that the security plan will be ensured to be implemented in letter and spirit. CM directed to make excellent food arrangements for the officials being deputed on duty and stated that the police control room will work 24 hours. He disclosed that the focal persons have been appointed in every district of the route in consultation with the PTI leadership adding that a high-level security will be provided to the political leaders and the participants taking part in the long march.

CM directed to ensure the usage of bullet proof rostrum and bullet proof shields on the container. He added that the participants of the long march remained peaceful earlier and will remain peaceful now as well. CM asserted that the police and the administration should leave no stone unturned to safeguard the lives and property of the people. CM Parvez Elahi directed that all the concerned departments should ensure law and order situation through excellent coordination adding that alternate arrangements should be made to maintain the traffic flow.

He directed the coordination committee to hold meetings on daily basis and steps should be taken according to perspective of the situation. CM was given a briefing about the security arrangements being made for the leadership and the participants taking part in the long march of Toba Tek Singh and other cities. PTI Central Leader Asad Umar, Provincial Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid, Umar Ayub, Provincial Advisor on Home Omar Sarfraz Cheema, Shaukat Bhatti, Chief Secretary Abdullah Khan Sumbal, Additional Chief Secretary Home Captain (R) Asadullah Khan, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Addl. IG (Operations), Addl.

IG CTD, Addl. IG (Special Branch), CCPO Lahore, DIG (Operations), Secretary SH and ME, DG Rescue 1122, Commissioner Faisalabad Division. Commissioner Sargodha Division, RPOs of Faisalabad and Sargodha divisions, Deputy Commissioners and DPOs of Chiniot, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh and Jhang attended the meeting while Deputy Commissioner and DPO Chakwal attended the meeting via video Link.

For more information, contact:
Mediacell, Pakistan Muslim League
30-C, Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi Road,
Gulberg-II, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-35878428
Fax: +92-42-35877329