The evolution of power system infrastructure suitable for future large-scale floating wind deployment took another step as a major technology group launched a range of transformer products designed to withstand the unique challenges of the sector.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids said its new line of collector step-up transformers, earthing transformers and shunt reactors takes account of the extra demands that components face even beyond those of fixed-bottom offshore wind – not least constant movement and exposure to vibration and wave shocks.