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Mexican CFE awards USD38 million cable contract to Prysmian Group [free access]

January 15, 2020

Prysmian Group, an Italian multinational dedicated to the manufacture of cables and transmission systems for the electricity and telecommunications industries, has been awarded a new contract worth about USD38 million by the Mexican state-owned power utility, Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) for the project “Proyecto de Conectividad Fibra Óptica Red Eléctrica Inteligente REI” in Mexico.

 

This is the largest project ever launched by the Government in Mexico in terms of cable supply, and it will connect remote regions in the country with high-speed broadband. It includes the design, supply and installation of a minimum of 9,800 km of optical ground wire (OPGW) cables and 5,100 km of all-dielectric self-supporting (ADSS) cables. OPGW cables will be produced in the Group’s plant in Vilanova i la Geltrù, Spain, while ADSS cables will be produced in the plant located in Durango, Mexico.