Prysmian to Showcase Its Offshore Wind Cables at WindEnergy
Prysmian Group will showcase its state-of-the-art range of products and services for the wind power industry at the 2014 edition of the WindEnergy Hamburg event in Hamburg (Germany) from September 23 to 26, hall A1 booth 122.
Long term growth perspectives in the renewable sector and business development strategy have taken the Group to further strengthen commitment to this strategic and added-value market. Prysmian, therefore, will be present at WindEnergy Hamburg 2014 with an enlarged portfolio of products and services, taking position in the market as a one-stop supplier for the whole wind power industry, focusing on fast-changing customers’ needs and leveraging a wide geographical presence, with an extended footprint of more than 50 countries.
The Group’s product range on display at the exhibition will include AC and DC power transmission submarine cable systems, 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, as well as the new Feltoflex HV cable system for moveable interconnection between platforms (e.g. topside and bridge), recently developed for voltages of up to and including 155 kV, and featuring enhanced technical and installation characteristics including the use of the Group’s technology range of Click-Fit® joints and connectors for easy and fast installation.
Special focus will be dedicated also to the Group’s offer portfolio of EPR (ethylene-propylene rubber) cable solutions for inter-array applications. For inter-array connections at 66 kV voltage level Prysmian offers its EPR insulated 3-core submarine cables, which are a proven, reliable and cost effective solution. Proven, because the product’s track record dates back to the early 70’s, reliable because products are fully qualified up to Um 72.5 kV according to all major international standards, cost-effective because proposed solution is wet design, therefore lead free, lighter and smaller cables.
The Group can call on full expertise in offshore wind farm connections and an extended ability to offer turnkey products and services (including design, manufacture and installation) to better serve the growing markets in Northern Europe, where Prysmian has already acquired and completed several offshore wind farm grid connection projects such as Ormonde, Walney I and II, Greater Gabbard, Thanet, Gunfleet Sands, Robin Rigg, Gwynt y Môr and Teesside in the UK and BorWin2, Helwin1, Helwin2 and SylWin1 in Germany.
To further highlight the ever-increasing commitment in the renewable sector, it’s worth mentioning that Prysmian Group is an active part of “Friends of the Supergrid”, an organization aimed at promoting and supporting the development of a pan-European offshore electrical High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) super-grid for the utilization of power coming from renewable sources.
The Group is also a member of the Medgrid project, aimed at bringing solar power from North Africa to Europe, and is one of the founding members of Norstec, an association supported by the Brithish Government that brings together key players in the energy sector with the goal of maximising the benefits of the huge potential of clean energy resources in Europe’s northern seas. These achievements again demonstrate Prysmian’s commitment to support smarter and greener power grids worldwide as well as the leading position and the validity of the Group’s know-how and technologies in the development of state-of-the art cable solutions for power transmission.