Prysmian Cables to boost ME presence
Milan, February 8, 2010
Prysmian Cables & Systems, a leading player in the energy and telecom cables market based in Milan, Italy, plans to boost its presence in the Middle East region. Prysmian has presently offices in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.
The Italian group will be in Dubai for the Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2010, the largest tradeshow dedicated to the electrical industry in the region, which runs from February 9 to 11.
The company will showcase its new organization and development strategy, as well as giving an overview of major power and telecom cabling projects in the region.
MEE 2010 comes at a time of important developments for Prysmian’s presence in the region, following the acquisition of Ravin Cables, a cable manufacturer operating oth in India and the Middle East, said a senior company official.
'Thanks to the deal, UAE Power Plus Cable Company (PPC), a JV between Ravin and the Government of Fujairah, becomes part of the Prysmian’s Group. PPC has a modern plant already equipped to produce high voltage cables up to 220 kV,' remarked Lorenzo Caruso, communication director.
In the Middle East region, Prysmian has offices and facilities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (UAE), Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.
Prysmian will display its broad range of power cables including HV & 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, off-shore oil production facilities.
Prysmian will also present its wide range of cables and systems for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industry – complex and integrated power, control and instrumentation systems for oil fields and chemical, petrochemical, power or industrial plants.
The range includes the innovative AirguardTM Cable System, specially developed to offer significant improvement in the mechanical protection of cables. In addition it provides the same level of protection against aggressive fluids such as hydrocarbons, oils, fuels, acids and bases.
The product portfolio on display will be complemented by the FP range of fire resistant cables, designed and manufactured to meet the most demanding requirements and standards to ensure safety and safe operation under conditions of fire, Caruso noted.
In the Middle East region, Prysmian has carried out and completed several strategic power cable projects, particularly in UAE, Qatar and Bahrain.
These include both the development of the first-ever submarine power transmission link serving Doha and the new 400 kV High Voltage underground grid connection on behalf of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) and recently-commissioned GCC Saudi-Bahrain submarine interconnection, Caruso said.
It also won several projects in the Oil and Gas industry like the recently acquired Livorno FPSO (Dubai Dry Docks) and important construction and infrastructure Fire Resistant cabling projects such as the newly-inaugurated Burj Khalifa and the Abu Dhabi Financial Centre.-TradeArabia News Service