The United States confiscates a Chinese-made power transformer

A Chinese transformer weighing more than 500,000 pounds was shipped to the Houston port by a ship last summer. According to plan, it should be shipped to a substation in Colorado.

But this transformer has not been able to reach the substation.

According to people familiar with the matter, federal officials confiscated this power transformer manufactured by Jiangsu Huapeng Transformer Company at the Port of Houston, and then transported the transformer to Sandy, Albuquerque, New Mexico under federal escort. Sandia National Laboratory. Jiangsu Huapeng is a minority-owned company.

What Sandia ’s engineers have discovered has not been made public, and the reason why the transformer was confiscated is unclear. The laboratory is operated by Honeywell, and has signed a contract with the US Department of Energy to handle affairs related to national security threats.