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Pirelli And Alcatel Have Won A New Contract In Greece For A Submarine Power Connection System

Joint Press Release

Milan, 21 February 2000 - Pirelli Cables
and Systems and Alcatel signed today a contract worth over 20
million euros for the supply of a high-voltage submarine connection
system that will enable electric power to flow between the Ionian
island of Zacynthus and the Peloponnese. The contract was
initialled today in Athens between the Greek utility Public Power
Commission (PPC) and a consortium formed by Pirelli Cables and
Systems and Alcatel.

The submarine system that will link the ” Flower
of the East” with the Peloponnese will have its terminals on the
north side of Zacynthus, at Argassi, where it will be connected to
the local substation, and at Killini on the Peloponnese, where it
will be linked to the overhead power transmission line. The system
will transmit power of up to 175 MVA at a voltage of 150 kV

The strait separating the island from the
mainland is 23 km wide and has a maximum depth of 600 metres, and
beginning in May of next year it will accommodate the four cables
that constitute the submarine system. The special double armour of
the cables was designed to obtain optimal resistance against the
remarkable mechanical stress generated by deep-water

The system is scheduled to be operational in the
second half of 2001.

In 1994 Pirell and Alcatel already supplied
Public Power Corporation with similar submarine connections between
the islands of Evia-Andros-Tinos and Tinos-Siros-Mikonos in the
archipelago of the Cyclades.

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