Prysmian contract with smelter

Prysmian, a Milan-based cable manufacturer, has signed a €23.3m engineering procurement construction (EPC) contract with Emirates Aluminum Company (EMAL) for work in a new aluminium smelter facility in Abu Dhabi


Prysmian, a Milan-based cable manufacturer, has signed a €23.3m engineering procurement construction (EPC) contract with Emirates Aluminium Company (EMAL) for work in a new aluminium smelter facility in Abu Dhabi.



Under the contract, Prysmian will supply and install high voltage cables and systems for the facility, which is under construction in Taweelah Area, United Arab Emirates. The smelter is expected to have a total annual capacity of 1.4m tonnes of aluminium per year.



Prysmian will provide 22km of 400kV cable (one cable circuit, interconnection between Transco network in Taweelah and EMAL smelter) and 20km of 220kV cables (21 cable circuits, connections within EMAL smelter).



The cable connections are scheduled for delivery between the end of 2008 and January 2010.