Prysmian to Exhibit Full Range of Cable Systems for Power Transmission Infrastructures at MEE 2011

Prysmian, one of the leading worldwide players in the energy and telecommunications cable industry, is to showcase its latest technological innovations, specifically designed to support the development of smarter and greener power grids, at MEE 2011, the electrical industry’s largest tradeshow in the Middle East, taking place in Dubai from February 8th to 10th, 2011 – stand 02D30, Hall 2.

Prysmian’s product portfolio at MEE 2011 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 and wind power generation facilities. Prysmian will also be presenting a wide range of cables and systems for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industry – complex and integrated systems for power transmission and distribution, control and instrumentation for industrial applications – including innovative specialties such as Drylam™ and Airguard™ Cable System, cable solutions with enhanced features and reduced environmental impact, specifically designed for critical environments. To complete the available portfolio FP® fire resistant cables, Umbilicals and power distribution cable solutions will also be on display.

MEE 2011 represents an excellent opportunity to reinforce Prysmian’s strong presence in the Middle East, where the Company is already carrying out several strategic power cable projects. The Middle East is a key area for Prysmian’s expansion strategy, especially in the high value-added markets, where special products and services are required, including EHV underground and submarine cable systems, cables for the Oil & Gas industry and fire resistant cables for the construction industry.

In the Middle East, Prysmian has offices and facilities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (UAE), Doha (Qatar) and Kuwait. The Group has carried out and completed several strategic power cable projects in this region, particularly in the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain. These include the first-ever submarine power transmission link serving Doha and the GCC Saudi-Bahrain submarine interconnection. The Group is currently involved in high-profile projects for the development of power infrastructures in the region, such as the recently awarded 400 kV power transmission system for TRANSCO to connect the Bahia and Saadiyat grid stations in Abu Dhabi and the new 400 kV underground cable system for Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation. In the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industry ongoing prestigious projects, such as the Livorno FPSO (Dubai Dry Docks), the EMAL Aluminium Smelter and the Borouge Polyolefines Plant in Abu Dhabi, the QAFCO Fertilizer in Qatar (the largest in the world) and the LNG 2 in Yemen, all rely on Prysmian cable systems.

These achievements again demonstrate Prysmian’s leading position and the validity of the Group’s know-how and technologies as well as its commitment to supporting the development of smarter and greener power grids worldwide. Among other projects in which Prysmian has recently been involved are some of the largest, most strategic and technologically advanced in the world, such as the France – Spain HVDC underground interconnection for INELFE and the recently awarded contracts for the HVDC connection of offshore wind farms in the North Sea to the German mainland (BorWin2, HelWin1 and Sylwin1).


A leading player in the industry of high-tech cables and systems for energy and telecommunications, the Prysmian Group is a truly global company with sales in excess of € 3.7 billion in 2009 and a strong position in higher value-added market segments. With its two businesses, Energy Cables & Systems (submarine and underground cables for power transmission and distribution, for industrial applications and for the distribution of electricity to residential and commercial buildings) and Telecom Cables & Systems (optical cables and fibres and copper cables for video, data and voice transmission), Prysmian boasts a global presence with subsidiaries in 39 countries, 56 plants in 24 countries, 8 Research & Development Centres in Europe, USA, South America and Asia, and around 12,000 employees. Specialising in the development of products and services designed to meet specific customer requirements, Prysmian’s key strengths include: a focus on Research & Development, the capacity to innovate products and production processes, and the use of advanced proprietary technologies. Prysmian is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange in the Blue Chip index.


Source: prysmian, February 03, 2011