Pirelli Scores in Romania

€32M deal to supply 2,800km OPGW telecom system on the country's main electrical transmission network (that's 1,139,113.35M Romanian Lei!)

February 28, 2003

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MILAN -- Pirelli Telecom Cables and Systems today announced that it has been chosen by Compania Nationala de Transport al Energiei Electrice Transelectrica - the national power utility of Romania - to supply a 2,800 km OPGW (Optical Ground Wire) telecommunication system on the country s main electrical transmission network.The overall contract, worth 32 million Euro (including installation activities), strengthens Pirelli s position as the world leader in OPGW technology. The OPGW cable 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 fibres - completely unaffected by the electrical environment - within the cable, provides a telecommunication system capable of transmitting high speed voice, data and video traffic. "Despite the unprecedented crisis of the telecom industry", commented Kevin Riddett, Managing Director of Pirelli Telecom Cables and Systems "Pirelli has been awarded this prestigious contract, one of the largest of its type in the world, in recognition of its experience and reliability in this field of activity. We are also very pleased that a project of this magnitude is underway in a country where Pirelli has a major local presence."Under the terms of the contract, Pirelli will supply Translectrica with 2,800 kilometers of OPGW cable containing Non-Zero Dispersion (NZD) fibre - also produced by Pirelli - which will be installed on their 220/400kV transmission line network. All cables will be produced at Pirelli s specialist OPGW facility in Vilanova i la Geltru (Spain) and engineering services including installation and the supply of fittings will be performed by Spanish contractor Inabensa.Pirelli Cables and Systems

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