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Shanghai Electric unveils smart energy breakthroughs at WEC

Steve Rogerson
September 17, 2019

Shanghai Electric, a multinational power generation and electrical equipment manufacturing conglomerate, delivered a wave of smart, connected and green integrated technology at this month’s World Energy Congress (WEC) in Abu Dhabi.
Recognised as the Energy Olympics, the triennial WEC claims to be the largest and most influential energy event globally. As a vital player in China's energy industry, Shanghai Electric showed its latest technologies for smart energy alongside its environmental protection equipment at the event.
"We are pleased to once again exhibit alongside global energy leaders at the World Energy Congress," said Zheng Jianhua, chairman of Shanghai Electric. "As the leading Chinese smart energy enterprise, this is our opportunity to demonstrate the innovation and progress of our nation to the world, while also opening up doors for more international cooperation opportunities in the future."
Shanghai Electric says it is committed to providing the world with innovative smart energy technology. The group's concentrated solar power plant features heat storage tower and trough technologies to generate clean power while reducing emissions, and its nuclear power product uses Generation II, III and IV technology to provide a comprehensive supply chain and significant equipment capacity in China.
In addition, its power generation engineering and desalination systems harness solar energy to improve energy efficiency and provide environmentally friendly, cost-effective integrated energy technology.
Shanghai Electric also provides smart, connected platforms that harness the IoT and real-time data for more considerable energy saving, safer operation and streamlined management. Its integrated energy management platform allows energy users to measure energy consumption and optimise efficiency and power; while its three-dimensional digital wind farm uses wind turbines and geographical data to assist engineers across the entire project life cycle, from planning to asset management, remote monitoring and troubleshooting.
Shanghai Electric's participation at WEC follows continued efforts to expand the group's overseas footprint. In 2018, the number of orders for offshore engineering projects surpassed domestic orders for the first time. Recent wins include a number of landmark projects along the belt-and-road initiative countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
Shanghai Electric, listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong, is an integrated equipment manufacturing enterprise specialised in energy equipment, industrial equipment and integration services. Since it was listed, its sales revenues have ranked in the top three Chinese equipment manufacturers.