ON DISPLAY STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES TO SUPPORT THE WIND POWER INDUSTRY.
Milan, January 31, 2013 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and
industry at the 2013 edition of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Annual Event, that
will take place in Vienna (Austria) from February 4 to 7, hall B, booth C50.
The Group's product range on display at the exhibition will include AC and DC power transmission
submarine cable systems, advanced turbine cabling solutions with high resistance to abrasion, UV
radiations, corrosion, bending and torsion stress for increased efficiency, reliability and safety,
specifically designed to meet highly demanding conditions of plants and installation areas, including
also harnessed "plug and play" cable sets (pre-connectorised cables for fast installation in all type of
turbine) and other tower internals.
Long term growth perspectives in the renewable energy sector and business development strategy
have taken Prysmian Group to further strengthen commitment to this strategic and added-value
market. The Company, therefore, will be at EWEA 2013 with an enlarged portfolio of products and
services, taking position in the market as a one stop supplier for the whole wind power industry,
focusing on fast-changing customers' needs and - after the merger with Draka - leveraging a wider
geographical presence, with an extended footprint of more than 50 countries. Furthermore, following
the recent acquisition of Global Marine Energy – a team with particular expertise in offshore wind
farm connections and currently involved in major projects under construction in the North Sea - the
Group has expanded its ability to offer turnkey products and services (including design, manufacture
and installation) to better serve the growing markets in Northern Europe, where Prysmian has
already acquired and completed several offshore wind farm grid connection projects such as
Ormonde, Walney I and II, Greater Gabbard, Thanet, Gunfleet Sands, Robin Rigg, Gwynt y Môr and
Teesside in the UK and BorWin2, Helwin1, Helwin2 and SylWin1 in Germany.
To further highlight the ever-increasing commitment in the renewable energy sector, it's worth
mentioning that Prysmian Group is an active part of "Friends of the Supergrid", an organization
aimed at promoting and supporting the development of a pan-European offshore electrical supergrid
for the utilization of power coming from renewable sources by combining companies in sectors
that will deliver High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) infrastructures and related technologies,
together with companies that will develop, install, own and operate that infrastructure. The Group is
also a member of the Medgrid project, aimed at bringing solar power from North Africa to Europe,
and is one of the founding members of Norstec, an association supported by David Cameron, the
British Prime Minister, bringing together key players in the energy sector with the goal of
maximising the benefits of the huge potential of clean energy resources in Europe's northern seas.
These achievements again demonstrate Prysmian's leading position and the validity of the Group's
know-how and technologies in the development of state-of-the-art cables and systems and the
commitment to support smarter and greener power grids worldwide.
Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry. With sales of some €8 billion in 2011, about 22,000
employees across 50 countries and 97 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, offering a complete range of optical fibres, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. Prysmian is listed on the
Milan Stock Exchange in the Blue Chip index.