Prysmian Group to present a full range of cable systems for the power industry at MEE 2012
Thursday, Feb 02, 2012Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, will showcase its state-of-the-art technologies at MEE 2012, the biggest event in the Middle East for the electrical industry, that will take place in Dubai from February 7th to 9th (stand 3G30, Hall 3).
The participation at MEE 2012 represents, for the Prysmian Group, the first official event presence in the region after the recent merger between Prysmian and Draka that has led to the creation of the largest cable maker in the world, a stronger group even more focused on fast-changing customer needs, with an extended footprint in more than 50 countries. The Middle East, where the Group has already carried out several strategic power cable projects, is a key area for the Company’s expansion strategy, especially in the Extra High Voltage underground and submarine cable systems market.
Among the several projects awarded, the high-profile development that better represents the key role played by the Prysmian Group in the region is the 400 kV power transmission system for TRANSCO that will connect the Bahia and Saadiyat Grid Stations,in Abu Dhabi. The project consists in providing engineering, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of the 400 kV cable system and related network components. It can be classified as the largest 400 kV underground cable system in the region – triple circuit route of 25 km for a total of 230 km of extruded insulation cable - and the largest EHV XLPE cable system in the world (in terms of contract value) ever awarded to a single supplier. Execution is currently in progress.
The Group’s product portfolio at MEE 2012 will focus on a full range of state-of-the-art power cables including HV and EHV underground and submarine cable systems for applications such as interconnections between power grids, links between natural or artificial islands and the mainland, and connections to, or between, offshore oil production and wind power generation facilities. Prysmian Group will also be presenting P-Laser, the first high performance eco-sustainable Medium Voltage cable for power distribution grids. The new product is characterized by an innovative production process and “zero-gas technology” that contributes to increase energy efficiency and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To complete the available portfolio on display there will be cable solutions for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industry, including innovative specialties such as Drylam™ and Airguard™ Cable System (with enhanced features and reduced environmental impact, specifically
designed for critical environments), FP® fire resistant cables and Umbilicals.
Achievements and actions, again demonstrate Prysmian Group’s leading position and the validity of the Group’s know-how and technologies in the development of state-of-the art power cable systems and the commitment to support the development of smarter and greener power grids worldwide.
Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry. With sales of some €7 billion (proforma 2010 Prysmian/Draka) and 22,000 employees across 50 countries and 98 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and provides the widest range of products, services, technologies and know-how. In the Energy sector, Prysmian Group operates in the business of underground and submarine power transmission cables and systems, special cables for applications in many different industrial sectors and medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure industry. In the Telecom sector, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for the voice, video and data transmission industry, producing optical fibres, optical cables and connectivity. Prysmian is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange in the Blue Chip index.