Milan, 17 December, 2015 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract by Larsen & Toubro, to supply a new High Voltage underground cable system for Oman Electricity Transmission Company as part of a larger overall project known as OETC 143/2014 – 132 kV. The new cable system has the purpose to strengthen the power supply to the city of Salalah.

Prysmian is responsible for the design, engineering and production of a new HV underground cable transmission line between Saada Grid Station and Lilo that includes 85 km of 132 kV XLPE insulated cable. The project will be completed by the end of June 2016.

“This award reconfirms Prysmian’s role, capacity and capabilities to support the development of major power grids also in a strategic region like the Middle East” declared Antonio Chiantore, General Manager for Prysmian Group in the Middle East.

In the Middle East the Group can rely on a number of important projects either completed or currently ongoing, including the 400 kV power transmission system for TRANSCO connecting the Bahia and Saadiyat Grid Stations in Abu Dhabi, the Phase XI underground cable system in Qatar and the MEW 06 Jaber Al Ahmed City and Jamal Abdel Nasser Street projects in Kuwait awarded early this year.