Marco Pellin, Senior Manager
News. Nikkei Excellent Products and Services Awards is an historic annual ceremony sponsored by Nikkei Inc. that is celebrating its 41st edition to honor outstanding new products and services. The nominations are based on independently selected products and services for the judging committee to select the winning products and services from more than 150 candidates.
OceaniQ™ is Hitachi Energy's innovative offshore portfolio of products, solutions, and services to meet the unique challenges of the offshore environment. Combining cross-industry competence from the power and marine sectors, OceaniQ™ addresses applications for fixed platforms, floating structures, and subsea power systems to help wind, marine and other offshore energy operators to harvest and integrate the vast clean renewable energy resources available offshore.
OceaniQ™ will help the offshore sector to reduce costs, improve safety and efficiency and include transformers for subsea and floating applications, offshore high-voltage hybrid switchgears and the Grid-eXpand™ range of modular and prefabricated grid connection offshore solutions.
The award recognizes Hitachi Energy's OceaniQ™ portfolio for reducing costs, increasing safety and improving efficiency for the offshore segment. The OceaniQ™ portfolio will enable greater volumes of energy being efficiently harvested and integrated into the world’s energy system, a key to achieving carbon neutrality in 2050.
“We are delighted that our OceaniQ™ portfolio for the offshore environment is recognized at the 2022 Nikkei Excellent Products and Services Awards,” said Claudio Facchin, CEO of Hitachi Energy, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd. “Winning this prestigious award in Japan, one of the world's most demanding countries for quality and performance, is an honor, and an example of how our people bring together industry-leading experience and deep domain knowledge, across geographies and sectors, to develop pioneering technologies that meet the unique requirements in the offshore environment.
He added, “With over a century of experience in the power grids industry, we look to our impact on societies and thrive to inspire others in Japan and across the globe with innovative solutions, as we are advancing a sustainable energy future for all.”
Hitachi Energy will exhibit OceaniQ™ at the 19th Smart Energy Week, the 11th WIND EXPO at the Tokyo Big Sight from March 15 to 17, 2023. WIND EXPO where one example is the product lineup that is specifically designed and ruggedized for the marine conditions and that meets the unique needs of the offshore market.