Prysmian Group announced that it is investing additional US$100M over the next two and half years to increase its North American plant’s production capacity. Objective of the investment is to support the foreseen growth in the power distribution and transmission markets, helping meet the need for infrastructure capacity increases in the region and the growing demand from clean energy sources. This investment follows the Group’s recent announcement to invest $85M in its North America telecom plants further consolidating its leading role as an enabler for the energy transition and digital transformation across North America.
“The decision to increase the production capacity of our plants reinforces the Group’s commitment to North American customers and to support the need to build together a resilient energy distribution and transmission infrastructure,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO, Prysmian Group North America. “More specifically, these investments will further increase capacity to support breakthrough projects, reinforcing Prysmian Group’s positioning as the partner of choice for building the U.S. clean energy grid," concluded Pirondini.
Following the SOO Green HVDC Link project announced in late June, Prysmian Group is also taking bold steps toward the region’s decarbonization effort.
“The adaptation of the production capacity of the plants in North America is an important part of our Group investment plan which testifies the Prysmian's commitment to support together with our customers the energy transition and the Race to Net Zero emission,” said Massimo Battaini, chief operating officer of Prysmian Group. “We are proactively engaging with our customers and our suppliers to promote the decarbonization of our supply chain,” he concluded.
The current aging cabling infrastructure in North America pose real challenges to the safety and continuity of power distribution and supply. The entire electrical power industry is increasingly adopting a new philosophy, with respect to the management of electricity, relying on data gathering and cloud-based real-time data accessibility.
Since 2016, Prysmian Group has been developing, PRY-CAM, a patented data gathering and analysis technology based on artificial intelligence algorithms and sensing technologies, deployed through a portfolio of products and services designed, developed, produced and sold by the group itself and fully integrated with its cable systems. In 2019, the group was committed to supply 340 km of High Voltage cables and systems together with the innovative Pry-Cam grid monitoring technology and maintenance services in Washington D.C.