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Demand for electricity around the world is soaring. In developed countries, demand is projected to more than triple between 2000 and 2030. This surge brings with it demand for extending the life of transformers, explains Johan Grövik, Marketing Manager for Nynas transformer oils.
The increase in global demand – a result of an estimated 8 billion people on the planet – will require an enormous investment in infrastructure. How energy is produced will also shift dramatically. Of the $7.7 trillion to be invested in global electricity generation over the next 15 years, 60 percent will go to renewable technologies like wind, solar and hydroelectric power.
As the world's electricity needs grow, there will be an increased focus on prolonging the life of transformers as well as on providing cost-efficient, sustainable solutions. At Nynas we have worked with our customers for over 50 years to optimise the performance of their transformers, and we continue to invest in new research and solutions.
One area we have researched and worked on has been the heat transfer properties of transformer oils. Our experts found that naphthenic oils offer advantages because of their viscosity properties.
With a growing focus on sustainability, we are also happy to see that the industry is beginning to see mineral oil as an environmentally friendly option. Our oils will keep transformers running for 40 to 50 years – well beyond 2030 – before they have to be re-refined and used again.
Head of Secondary Distribution since 2011, Rogier oversees and coordinates transport-related (when the product ends up on wheels) issues across the globe with suppliers, naphthenic affiliates and customers. He joined Nynas in 2005 as General Manager Naphthenics Benelux, after having worked for 20 years at a major French oil company. Rogier holds a Master’s degree in Business Management, and has also studied Mechanical Engineering. Find out what's on his mind.Read more about The brains of Nynas: Rogier van Hoof
By donating drums of high-grade transformer oil NYTRO® GEMINI X to the Brisbane Tramway Museum, Nynas is helping its staff of dedicated volunteers to showcase a piece of local history.Read more about Nynas supplies the future and helps preserve the past