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Pirelli wins OPGW cables contracts in Brasil

PIRELLI TO PROVIDE 2.000 KM OF OPGW FIBER OPTIC
CABLES IN BRASIL


The projects – globally worth 15 million Euros – will improve
control system of aerial power lines

Milan , 19 December 2003 -
Pirelli Telecom Cables Brazil has been awarded contracts – globally
worth 15 million Euros – for providing
2,000 km of OPGW (Optical Ground
Wire) cables and services to a group of energy
transmission utilities, coordinated by Brazilian Energy Agency
ANEEL. Companies involved are Centrais Eltricas do Norte do
Brasil – Eletronorte, Companhia de Transmisso de Energia
Eltrica Paulista – CTEEP, Sul Transmissora de Energia – STE
e Cachoeira Paulista Transmissora de Energia – CPTE.

OPGW cables were chosen in order to ensure the best efficiency
of transmission system and to accomplish tight requests of ANEEL
for control system. Pirelli thus confirms its
leadership
in this technologically advanced segment
market. The OPGW cable in fact performs a dual role. It protects
the electrical network from fault current and lightning damage in
the same manner as a conventional earth wire whilst the inclusion
of optical fibers – completely unaffected by the electrical
environment – within the cable, provides a telecommunication system
capable of transmitting high speed voice and data.

Thanks to their characteristics and to fiber optics, Pirelli
cables – which include 8 to 72 fibers and have the armour of
galvanized steel wire – were chosen as the best solution for the
control system of power lines, as well as for strengthening
telecommunication lines in regions of Maranhao and Para , Rio
Grande do Sul and Sa Paulo . The advanced technology
performed will also allow for a ” live”
installation
of the cables, without shutting down power
line while installing.

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