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Prysmian Group at Middle East Electricity 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 5:01
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The Group showcases its full range of cables, including its most recent innovations for Construction, Power Transmission and Industrial applications

Focus on PRY-CAM Monitoring Systems, TECSUN Solar cables and P-Laser, the most powerful cable solution for HVDC power transmission, with dedicated technical seminars

Milan, 07 February 2017 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, will showcase state-of-the-art technologies at MEE 2017, the electrical industry’s largest show in the Middle East, taking place in Dubai from February 14 to 17, 2017 (booth F20, Hall 8).

The Group’s product portfolio at MEE 2017 will focus on the full range of state-of-the-art power cables including HV and EHV underground and submarine cable systems for applications such as interconnections between power grids, links between natural or artificial islands and the mainland, and connections to, or between, offshore oil production facilities. Prysmian will also present a wide range of cables and systems for a variety of Industrial applications (Railways, Elevator and the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industry), as well as innovative specialties such as the PRY-CAM Partial Discharge (PD) testing system and TECSUN cables for use in solar applications.

PRY-CAM is an integrated portable instrument for automatic acquisition, processing and classification of pulse signals generated by Partial Discharge (PD) phenomena occurring in insulating materials of medium and high voltage electrical systems and components such as transformers. TECSUN cables are intended for use in photovoltaic power supply systems as free-movable, free-hanging and for a temperature range from  -40 °C up to +120 °C – perfectly suited to the extreme conditions experienced in the Middle East.

“Middle East Electricity 2017 is an excellent opportunity to showcase the Group’s expertise and applications for use in the GCC Region,” said Antonio Chiantore, General Manager for the Group’s Middle East branch based in Dubai. “The Gulf region represents a key area for our expansion strategy, where the Group continues to undertake major cable projects that contribute to the further development and improvement of power networks.”

These include the first-ever submarine power transmission link serving Doha and the GCCIA Saudi-Bahrain submarine interconnection and the 400 kV power transmission system for TRANSCO connecting the Bahia and Saadiyat Grid Stations in Abu Dhabi, which represents the largest 400 kV underground cable system in the region (triple circuit route of 25 km for a total of 230 km of extruded insulation cable) and the largest EHV XLPE cable system in the world (in terms of contract value) ever awarded to a single supplier. Over the last year the Group has been awarded more new contracts in Kuwait (MEW Jaber Al Ahmad City S3), in Oman (OETC Saada Grid Station) and – more recently – in Bahrain (EWA 400 kV Transmission Development Project). 

On February 15, Prysmian Group experts will hold two technical seminars about Prysmian solutions for Grid Optimization Services (PRY-CAM) and Solar applications. A third seminar will focus on Prysmian’s new P-Laser 600 kV HVDC technology, the most powerful cable solution for power transmission grids. P-Laser 600 kV HVDC allows a cost reduction of up to 30% per transmitted MW and is the first fully recyclable environmentally friendly HVDC cable system. 

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