On display state-of-the-art technologies and services to support the wind power industry
Thanks to the merger between Prysmian and Draka, the Prysmian Group can leverage on a wider geographical presence - with an extended footprint in more than 50 countries – and, focusing on fast-changing customers needs, can offer a comprehensive and enlarged product portfolio and services, taking position in the market as a one stop supplier for the whole wind power industry. The range on display during the exhibition will include 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, 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 have taken the Prysmian Group to further strengthen its commitment to this strategic and added-value market, which is key to the Group’s development strategy. In northern Europe, the Group is playing a key role in the development of power connections for offshore wind farms, with projects either completed or ongoing in Denmark, Holland, UK and in Germany. The latest high-profile development that better represents the key role played by the Prysmian Group in the wind power industry is the Western HVDC Link submarine interconnection that will enable power transmission from renewable sources in Scotland to consumption centers in England that will operate at the record voltage level of 600 kV, the highest rate ever reached. To further highlight the ever-increasing commitment in the renewable energy sector, it’s worth mentioning that the Prysmian Group is an active part of “Friends of the Supergrid” an organization aimed at promoting and supporting the development of a Pan-European power-grid for the utilization of power coming from renewable sources.
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, approximately 22,000 employees across 50 countries and 97 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 listed on the Milan Stock Exchange in the Blue Chip index.