Integration between Prysmian and Draka results into a wider offer of cables for the renewable energy sector.
Prysmian Group will present its latest full range of products and services for the wind power industry at “EWEA Offshore 2011”, the world's largest offshore wind energy event that will take place in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) from November 29 to December 1 (booth 9238).
The merger between Prysmian and Draka led to the creation of a stronger group even more focused on fast-changing customer needs. Leveraging technologies and experience from both companies, the new Prysmian Group is now able to offer a wider product range for the whole renewable energy sector. Positive demand expectations for the wind energy sector in Europe, driven mostly by Germany, Denmark and Eastern Europe (worldwide annual capacity increase is expected to total 250 GW between 2011 and 2015) and consequent long term growth perspectives have taken the Prysmian Group to further strengthen its commitment to this strategic and added-value sector.
At “EWEA Offshore 2011” the Prysmian Group will display the full range of products and services for the wind power industry available through the 2 highly complementary commercial brands Prysmian and Draka. In addition to AC and DC high power transmission capacity submarine cable systems to connect windmills among them and to ensure the connection with the power supply network, the Group’s product portfolio relies on the availability of 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-connectorized cables for fast installation in all type of turbine).
The Prysmian Group has acquired and completed several offshore wind farm development projects in Northern Europe. In Germany, namely, the Group has recently secured the HelWin2 project for the grid connection of offshore wind farms, the fourth project of this kind awarded in the last 15 months, following BorWin2, HelWin1 and milestone-setting SylWin1 (highest rated system – so far - for VSC technology with a power rating of 864 MW operating at the highest commercially available voltage level of ± 320 kV DC). The Prysmian Group is also an active part and key player in organisations and partnerships aimed at promoting the development of large scale power connections for the utilization of power coming from renewable sources such as “Friends of the Supergrid” and “Medgrid”.