Draka Combines FTTH With Biogas

Draka fiber network combines FTTH with environmental control for Swiss farming community

September 16, 2011

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AMSTERDAM -- Draka, part of the Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, announces that its Swiss partner Drahtext AG has completed the initial phase of a futuristic rural community fibre network combining Fibre To The Home (FTTH) with environmental control for the village of Huenenberg in Zug, Switzerland.

Part of a showcase renewable energy project, Draka fibre connectivity not only ensures high speed broadband services to community residents, it forms the backbone to supply and control a substantial part of the energy demands of Hünenberg. The village biogas plant, one of the biggest plants in Europe, provides 15% of energy requirements. Its gas turbine, powered by biogas, will provide the community with nearly 600 kW of energy (300 kW of electrical and 300 kW of thermal energy).

“This is an entirely self-financed renewable energy project in which fibre interconnectivity plays a key role”, explains Roland Kurmann, Chairman of Drahtex.”It’s a cooperative venture which brings community stakeholders together to invest in a future-oriented energy approach for the citizens of Huenenberg.”

Draka Holding NV (Amsterdam: DRAK.AS)

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