Italian cable firm wins $41mn Abu Dhabi deal

Prysmian to design and install 200km of cables at Upper Zakum field

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Italian cable manufacturer Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract worth around $41mn (€30mn) to provide underground cables feeding power systems at the Zakum offshore oil field off the coast of Abu Dhabi.

The Zakum project is being run by ADMA-OPCO, a division of Abu Dhabi National Oil Co.

Prysmian will design and fit a new range of submarine cables to replace power feeding systems to the field, in a bid to increase capacity and improve reliability of supplies.

It will provide around 200km of cross-linked polyethylene insulated medium voltage cables. They will be supplied from the firm's office in the UAE, and will be delivered between November 2014 and mid-2015.

Prysmian Group has also supplied a number of other major projects in the region, including the Barzan oil field submarine power interconnection in Qatar (the first-ever submarine power transmission link serving Doha), the GCC Saudi-Bahrain submarine interconnection and the 400kV power transmission system for Transco connecting the Bahia and Saadiyat grid stations in Abu Dhabi.

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