Subsidiary of Japan’s Furukawa wins a contract to supply OPGW in Peru

furukama-electricSuzhou Furukawa Power Optic Cable Co., Ltd., a Furukawa Electric company based in China, has been awarded a contract to supply Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) and fittings for one of the largest power transmission projects in Peru.

A press release said that the order, from Proyecto Infraestructura Del Peru (PDI), a subsidiary of ISA Colombia, calls for it to supply 980 km of OPGW for one of the largest 500kV power transmission line projects in Peru owned by Proyectos De Infraestructura Del Peru (PDI). The project is an extension in Peru that will link Mantaro and Montalvo. The OPGW cable, it noted, “was custom designed to withstand harsh topographical and environmental conditions along the route of the transmission line, such as extremely long span, high wind and corrosive atmosphere.”

Furukawa Electric Director/Vice President Hiroyuki said that its subsidiary last year completed the supply of 1,100 km OPGW for NALCOR Energy in Newfoundland, Canada, while another large project, 1,000 km for INTERCHILE, will start this year. He observed that there has been good demand in recent years for such projects for transmission infrastructure, driven by renewable energy systems

Furukawa already has a strong base in Brazil in the form of Furukawa Industrial S.A. Produtos Electricos, a subsidiary of Furukawa Electric which caters to the southern part of Latin America. “Winning this large contract proves Furukawa Electric’s presence and strength in serving the OPGW needs of entire South America with unique engineering technology and high capabilities to deliver.”

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