03 Jul 2015
Prysmian reconfirms its technology and innovation leadership in the cable industry
Prysmian Group has played once more a major role at Jicable 2015, the leading international conference on insulated power cables.
As undisputed technology leader, Prysmian boasts a long-standing tradition of skilled experts’ presence and active participation in the conference, with Laurent Tardif – CEO of Prysmian Group South Europe Region - as Chairman of Jicable’s Steering Committee since 2007, seven session chairmen and Marco Marelli, System Design Engineering Director at Prysmian Powerlink, as Chairman of the International Scientific and Technical Committee in the 2015 edition.
The Group was present with 19 technical papers about an impressive number of state-of-the-art topics like transition joints and other network components, electrical rating calculations, mechanical test protocols, heavy duty installations, enhanced manufacturing processes, methods and lines and CPR (construction products regulation) on medium and low voltage distribution cables.
Main focus of the Group’s presence was its key role in leading innovation in the cable industry, based namely on three pillars: System Design Innovation - with large cross section conductors for higher current and higher transmission capacity, Process/Material Technology Innovation - with P-laser and PPL for HVDC application, and Services Innovation - with Pry-Cam range of services and products for monitoring and diagnostics.
In addition, strong focus was dedicated also to EPR insulated cables for inter-array application up to 66 kV in modern offshore systems, as well as in a number of diverse applications in several industry segments like rolling stock, oil & gas, etc.
Jicable 2015 came at a time of important accomplishments for Prysmian’s leadership in the cable industry with the successful commissioning and hand-over of 4 HVDC offshore wind farm interconnections (BorWin2, HelWin1, SylWin1 and HelWin2) and of 2 HVDC land interconnections (INELFE and Skagerrak 4) and a stable order book, with recent awards for key projects worldwide such as the Italy-France HVDC interconnection, the 50Hz West of Adlergrund 220 kV offshore wind grid connection in Germany and the power transmission expansion projects for MEW in Kuwait.
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 insulated power cable systems and the commitment to support the electrical industry worldwide.