Key energy parts made in Sheffield

Sheffield Forgemasters is manufacturing key components for a novel new device used by the renewable energy sector.

The company will supply GE’s Power Conversion Business with central components for rotating stabilisers – large turbine-like devices that work to stabilise electricity fluctuations on the electrical grid. An initial delivery will comprise a main rotator shaft and hub for a rotating stabiliser located in Moray, Scotland.
Kunal Popat, senior sales manager, says: “The challenge of forging these large components and then conducting a delicate heat-shrink fit to bond the hub to the main shaft of the rotating stabiliser is significant, and our research, design and technology team had considerable input into the design of both the components and the subsequent route to manufacture.”

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