PFISTERER Kontaktsysteme GmbH has improved in the EcoVadis 2021 sustainability ratings by 25 points to reach 63. This takes PFISTERER to the top 12 percent of the companies reviewed. This is the result of constant efforts in the areas of ethics, employment conditions and environmental protection.
Since the beginning of the year, Küssnacht am Rigi has been the new central location for our approximately 160 employees in Switzerland. For the PFISTERER Group, which has been rooted in Switzerland for decades, this marks the start of a new era. At Küssnacht, we are uniting our divisions that were previously based in Malters and Altdorf, in a new technology and sales centre.
PFISTERER has sold its Rail division to Knill Energy Holding GmbH with effect from 28/12/2021. With this step, PFISTERER is focusing on its core competencies in the areas of components and systems for high-voltage overhead lines and underground cable networks.
100 years of PFISTERER – that’s 100 years of energy history. Together with our partners and customers, and with energy suppliers, municipal utilities and industrial enterprises, we have been shaping the future of the energy industry and driving the development of power grids worldwide, right from the very beginning. So we are looking to the future, even as we celebrate our anniversary year.
Spanish grid operator i-DE Redes Eléctricas Inteligentes, member of the Iberdrola Group, is using the advantages of the new oil and gas free retrofit terminations from PFISTERER for the renewal of its network infrastructure. They allow the existing cable to be retained when ageing terminations are replaced. Easy to install, they also safeguard the environment in the long term.
PFISTERER is expanding its range of terminations with DOC, the first dry and self-supporting outdoor cable termination up to 170 kV. Completely preassembled and fully routine tested, it cuts installation time from hours to minutes. Energie Steiermark in Austria is already using this maintenance-free, environmentally and operationally safe solution.
Scottish operator SSE Renewables and turbine manufacturer Vestas have selected the offshore-optimised SEANEX inner cone system by PFISTERER to connect more than 100 10MW wind turbines in the Seagreen project in the Western North Sea. The system offers significant benefits during installation and continuous operation of the 66 kV inter-array cabling.
PFISTERER Spain has been running a collaboration aimed at integration of mentally and physically handicapped people for more than two years with great success. The PFISTERER team and the employees of Fundació Tallers quickly developed a synergistic team spirit, and they are proud of the successful collaboration.
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.