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Prysmian wins ABB cable contract for port cranes

The Prysmian Group announced that it has been awarded a contract by ABB to supply some 11,000 meters of cable to be installed in 28 port cranes to be built by Künz, an Austrian crane manufacturer that is a subcontractor of ABB.

A press release said that Prymsian will supply PROTOLON (iQ), the company's new generation of cable systems that uses embedded sensors, measurement techniques and dedicated software tools for detection and monitoring of mechanical stress (strain and torsion)— of both distributed and under real time conditions - of flexible and reel cables used in opencast mines and container cranes. PROTOLON (iQ), it noted, is already used in other projects like Vattenfall (mining), BASF and Eurogate (cranes), and had been specifically requested by ABB "due to its 24/7 monitoring system, which meets the highest standards in safety, reliability and prevention."

The port cranes, the release said, will be installed in the Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, within the ongoing expansion works of one of the biggest ports in Europe allowing Maersk shipping line to enhance its operating company APM-Terminals' container handling facilities.

"This award represents a key reference in Prysmian's track record," the release said. "The port infrastructure expansion project in Rotterdam is a first class project with a huge scope of work as in the last two years in an area equivalent to 80 soccer fields, named Maasvlakte 2, has been claimed from the sea."

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