This year was highly unusual. 2020 has presented us with unprecedented challenges that will continue to affect us in the coming year. However, all these challenges have rather strengthened our partnership. Together we discovered new, digital working methods, which allowed us to implement our projects successfully despite all the odd circumstances.
PFISTERER is currently installing the longest underground 110 KV XLPE cable system in Rhineland-Palatinate. The new cable route by network operator Westnetz is almost 18 kilometres long and transports regenerative electricity from wind turbines in the Hunsrück region to the conurbations of the region.
For the Spanish high-voltage grid operator Red Eléctrica de España (REE), in an EU-funded project, PFISTERER developed and supplied a transportable universal cable system up to 132 kV for rapid use in the event of gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) failures in substations.
With its Universal Repair Kit, PFISTERER offers grid operators the first universal, “ready-to-use” cable repair system – suitable for all XLPE insulated cables, regardless of type, age or diameter. Energy suppliers can now repair cable faults within a very short time, even in historically evolved networks. At the same time, their stock of universal components is reduced to a minimum.
PFISTERER cares about sustainability – we abide by this philosophy in product development of dry, oil and gas-free cable accessories, and sustainability is also reflected in our manufacturing process: At our metal processing facility in Gussenstadt, we make production more sustainable and environmentally friendly through smarter waste management, which enables us to significantly reduce lubricant usage and CO2 emissions.
It is important for us to find strength in partnership and support each other at the moment, both internally at the company and in our environment. We are therefore pleased to have been able to provide Diakoniestation Stuttgart with a package of protective suits. They are required very urgently here because the material for personal protective equipment for care staff is scarce.
The past few weeks and months since the outbreak of the coronavirus have presented the whole world with new challenges. If you know PFISTERER, you’ll know that safety and reliability are among the fundamental values of our philosophy – we take our responsibility to ensure the health and safety of our employees, business partners and customers extremely seriously, especially in these challenging times.
Reliability and security are key requirements for people. This is particularly applicable to energy infrastructure because we all depend on a reliable energy supply at the end of the day. Therefore, reliability and security have always been the core principles behind PFISTERER’s solutions. This is evident in lots of aspects of our day-to-day work. The new issue of our customer magazine CONNECT offers an insight into this work.
By opting for the maintenance-free and compact TENSOREX C+ spring-tensioning system from PFISTERER, the operators of the new Mauritius Metro Express light rail system will be using state-of-the art technology in this climatically-challenging region from the outset.
PFISTERER Holding AG welcomes Dr. Konstantin Kurfiss as a new member of the Management Board alongside Stephan Götschel. Dr. Kurfiss has more than 15 years’ experience in the field of power transmission technology. As of 1 January 2020, he assumes overall responsibility for sales and technology at PFISTERER.
In a joint EHV (Extra High Voltage) project with Hellenic Cables SA, PFISTERER is using IXOSIL high-voltage joints and outdoor terminations to ensure the safe connection of a new land-sea cable link to the Peloponnese.