Prysmian to supply cables for a new-generation nuclear power station in the UK
Agreement for more than 20 M€ signed with
NNB Generation Company Limited for the Hinkley Point C site
Milan, May 2021 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, will supply cables to NNB Generation Company Limited – a subsidiary of EDF Energy, the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity and responsible for the construction and operation of nuclear and other sustainable power generation plants – for the twin pressurized water reactor (EPR) at their Hinkley Point C (HPC) site.
Hinkley Point C will be the first in a new generation of UK nuclear power stations, marking a significant moment in the revitalisation of the UK’s nuclear power industry and will provide a clean, secure and affordable source of electricity for around five million homes.
The agreement, worth more than € 20 million, includes a total of more than 2,000 km of Medium Voltage, Low Voltage, Instrumentation and Control cables specifically designed for nuclear applications and in compliance with CPR regulations for fire rating.
Cables will be manufactured in the Group’s plant located in Paron, France, the Group’s excellence centre for the development of nuclear cables. Deliveries are planned to begin in Q4 2021.
This project does not only represent an important step ahead in the UK to secure a diverse energy mix that balances the needs of low carbon emissions, security of supply and affordability for the future, but it is also a milestone for Prysmian in its strategy of pursuing growth in the nuclear market.
“We are very proud to take part in the increasingly strategic transformation of the power industry”, stated Francesco Fanciulli, Prysmian Group Business Energy EVP. “We pursue business opportunities where the competitive edges of our value-added offer can be fully exploited, offering competent project management, best-in-class service to partners and fully compliant products”, he added.
Prysmian nuclear cables deliver nothing short of flawless technological excellence. They have been specially developed to withstand every stress that comes with the harsh and challenging environments inside nuclear power plants and rely on dedicated certifications as well as Nuclear Quality Assurance supervision to live up to the high expectations for safety and reliability of the worldwide market.
Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. With almost 140 years of experience, sales of over €10 billion, about 28,000 employees in over 50 countries and 104 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest possible range of products, services, technologies and know-how. It operates in the businesses of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, of special cables for applications in many different industries and of medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. For the telecommunications industry, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for voice, video and data transmission, offering a comprehensive range of optical fibres, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. Prysmian is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.