NEW FELTOFLEX HV, ULTRA FLEXIBLE HV CABLE FOR MOBILE INSTALLATION ON DISPLAY.
Milan, November 14, 2013 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, will showcase its state-of-the-art range of products and services for the wind power industry at the 2013 biannual edition of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Offshore Event, that will take place in Frankfurt (Germany) from November 19 to 21, hall 3.1, booth B40.
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 Offshore 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 leveraging a wide geographical presence, with an extended footprint of more than 50 countries. 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.
Special focus will be dedicated to the new Feltoflex HV cable system developed for moveable interconnection between platforms (e.g. topside and bridge). The new cable system is a recent development based on the Group's extensive experience in MV flexible cables for festoon systems. The cable features enhanced technical characteristics such as extremely low bending radius (5xOD in fixed installation portions and a bending radius 10xOD in moveable sections of free hanging installations), flexible conductor with a max cross sectional area of 800 mm2, special rubber compounds and installation in very cold weather conditions for voltages of up to and including 155 kV. Development process started in October 2011 and Feltoflex HV is now a fully qualified cable system using the Group's technology range of Click-Fit joints and connectors for easy and fast installation.
The Group can call on full expertise in offshore wind farm connections and an extended 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 super-grid 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 over 130 years of experience, sales of some €8 billion in 2012, about 20,000 employees across 50 countries and 91 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers 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 a public company, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.