Prysmian to reconfirm its technology expertise standing with major presence role at Cigre 2010

The Group continues to be leader in HV and Submarine cable systems as the recent achievements in the Middle East and Offshore Wind Farms markets demonstrate.

06 Apr 2010

Prysmian to reconfirm its technology expertise standing with major presence role at Cigre 2010

Prysmian, leading worldwide player in the energy and telecommunications cables industry, will play a major role at the 2010 Biannual Session of CIGRE (International Council on Large Electrical Systems, one of the key worldwide bodies operating in the sector of electric power systems) that will take place in Paris from August 23 to 27 (Palais de Congrès de Porte Maillot, stand 45, main hall), bringing together some 3000 delegates from all over the world, with more than 400 technical papers that cover all related technical, economic, environmental, organisational and regulatory aspects being discussed.

Prysmian, as undisputed technology leader boasts a long-standing tradition of presence of skilled experts in Study Committees (SC) and Working Groups (WG), and active participation in the Council through technical papers. For the 2010 edition Prysmian will be present with 5 technical papers in 3 SCs:, “Upgrading of existing 400 kV FF HV cable link by redesigning and implementing forced cooling apparatuses in Vienna”, “Transition Joints for connection of Fluid Filled to Extruded cables from 33 kV to 400 kV“ and “200 kV DC extruded cables crossing the San Francisco Bay“ are the 3 paper discussed in SC B1 – Insulated cables; “Trans Bay Cable – World's first HVDC system using Multilevel VSC Technology” is the paper discussed in SC B4 – HVDC and Power Electronics; and “Condition Assessment of Transmission Power Cables” is the paper discussed in SC D1 – Materials and Emerging Test Techniques). Prysmian experts will provide further insight on the 3 state-of-the-art technical papers presented in the B1 SC session in a dedicated “Poster Session”. Ultimate technologies and products for applications in the Power Transmission industry, both onshore and off-shore will be on display at the Prysmian booth in the Technical Exhibition Hall.

CIGRE 2010 comes at a time of important developments for Prysmian’s leadership in the industry of land and submarine power transmission cable systems, following very closely the recent awards of major contracts that set a number of milestones in the industry: BorWin2, in Germany will be the first commercial ± 300 kV DC cable project using extruded technology (highest direct current voltage level ever reached) and the first 800 MW connection to offshore wind parks and the largest VSC system with a capacity of 800 MW; Transco, in Abu Dhabi will be the largest 400 kV underground cable system in the region and the largest EHV XLPE cable system in the world (in terms of contract value) ever awarded to a single supplier.

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 for power transmission and the commitment to support smarter and greener power grids worldwide. Among other projects in which Prysmian has recently been involved in the field of power transmission both on-shore and offshore are some of the largest, most strategic and technologically advanced developments such as Trans Bay Cable (USA), SA.PE.I. (Italy), Romulo (Spain), GCCIA (Saudi – Bahrain), Doha Bay Crossing (Qatar), Walney, Ormonde, Gunfleet Sands, Thanet and Greater Gabbard and Alpha Ventus offshore wind farms in the UK and in Germany.