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Prysmian Group works for utilities and electrical grid operators all over the world on some of the major submarine power interconnection projects, including the Westernlink between Scotland and England, SAPEI in Italy and the Trans Bay, Neptune and Hudson projects in the United States. It has also helped build the electrical grids in some of the world's largest cities, from New York to Buenos Aires, from London to St. Petersburg, and from Singapore to Hong Kong. In the renewable energy sector, Prysmian Group is a world leader in connections for offshore wind farms, with technology that includes cables for wind turbine operation, inter-array cables and cables for mainland connection.
In addition to its involvement in major projects realised in recent years throughout Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom, the Group has supplied cabling solutions for the SylWin1 wind farm in Germany.
We support the petrochemicals industry with a wide range of high-tech products. A strategic technical cooperation agreement with Petrobras has introduced Prysmian Group to the sector of high-tech flexible pipes for oil drilling, which, combined with our existing production of umbilical cables for offshore oil platforms, allows us to offer oil, gas and petrochemicals operators a complete range of SURF (Subsea Umbilical, Riser and Flowline) products and services.
Prysmian Group is the world's top manufacturer of telecom cables; the wide range of copper and fibre solutions for voice, video and data, continuous investment in R&D and more than 30 dedicated factories allow us to support information flows between communities around the world. High fibre-count ribbon cables are helping the Australian government to achieve its goal of creating a "Fibre-to-the-Premises" network that will connect 93% of the country's residential and commercial buildings. The quality of Draka optical fibre was chosen for the construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest particle accelerator at CERN in Geneva. The 1,500km of cables installed in the tunnel have allowed us to receive a Golden Hadron, an award for suppliers that not only meet the needs and requirements of CERN, but also exceed their contractual obligations.
In the construction sector, our fire-resistant and elevator cables can be found in the very heart of the most spectacular, state-of-the-art developments, like the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest building at 828 metres high, the Wimbledon tennis stadium and Masdar City in the Arab Emirates and the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, one of the most challenging construction projects in the world.
In the transport sector we have cabled some of the world's biggest aircraft and ships, like the Royal Caribbean's GENESIS fleet, its fastest trains, like those designed by Alstom and Siemens, and its most innovative metro systems, like the London Underground and the system in Istanbul. By measuring the thickness of ice on land and water, satellites equipped with our cables are able to see half the planet by providing detailed images of specific places and evidence of climatic change. We are proud to be involved in major space projects as a partner of the European Space Agency.