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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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‘Brilliant achievement’ for Expro

A NEW renewables team at an Ulverston manufacturer has won a significant contract.

Expro Connectors & Measurements’ new renewable division has been awarded an important order by Alstom – a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure.

The Expro team will partner with Alstom to develop a cable connection and management system to be deployed on an ocean energy project.

Expro will be supplying its market-leading SpecTRON, DigiTRON and FoeTRON wet mateable products alongside a cable connection system and termination head, as well as cable protection and aftermarket services for site cable termination.

This system will provide the subsea connection between the power export cable and the energy converter device.

Rob Wyatt, team leader of Expro’s renewable division, said: “This is all the equipment the client will need to make the connection between the subsea cable and the generator.”

Expro’s renewable division was set up in 2011 in a bid to tap into the exploding industry that is wind, wave and tidal energy.

Expro’s existing products, which are recognised across the world, will only need minor modifications in order to be used in offshore marine renewable developments.

Trevor Thistlethwaite, Expro’s C&M renewable business manager, said: “This order demonstrates Alstom’s confidence in our skills and expertise to deliver a complete connection package.

“The renewable industry has seen something of a surge in terms of development; and it is Expro’s aim to support such innovation with our proven subsea products. The new division was created in a bid to set ourselves as the market leaders and to receive such an important order is a brilliant achievement.”

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