Type: Low and Medium tension cables


Tratos & Fincantieri cooperation

Tratos has supplied its marine cables for several application to Fincantieri, an Italian shipbuilding company based in Trieste and a long-term contractor of Tratos . 

Fincantieri was always satisfied with the quality of cables supplied and has said the cables met all the standards and technical criteria.

Tratos was very pleased to support the global endeavours to modernise the navy and ports infrastructure of Italy.

About Fincantieri

Fincantieri is one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and number one for diversification and innovation. It is leader in cruise ship design and construction and a reference player in all high-tech shipbuilding industry sectors, from naval to offshore vessels, from high-complexity special vessels and ferries to mega yachts, as well as in ship repairs and conversions, production of systems and mechanical and electrical component equipment and after-sales services.

With over 230 years of history and more than 7,000 vessels built, Fincantieri has always kept its management offices, as well as all the engineering and production skills, in Italy. With over 8,600 employees and a supplier network that employs nearly 50,000 people in Italy alone (as of 31/12/2019), Fincantieri has enhanced a fragmented production capacity over several shipyards into a strength, acquiring the widest portfolio of clients and products in the cruise segment. To hold its own in relation to competition and assert itself at global level, Fincantieri has broadened its product portfolio becoming world leader in the sectors in which it operates.

Did you know?

The Seas create an unforgiving environment. A place where vibration, elemental exposure and chemical reactions punish anything out there. From the salt in the water, to the water itself, the sea is undoubtedly one of the harshest environmental conditions on Earth. For vessels that will spend their lives out on the water, protection is essential. Not just the hull and outer surfaces of a vessel such as a boat, but the internal components as well. This is especially true when dealing with something like an electrical system. This is where marine cable comes in.

From the salt in the water, to the water itself, the sea is undoubtedly one of the harshest environmental conditions on Earth.

Marine cable is specifically designed to handle, you guessed it, the marine environment. Considering the kinds of conditions that a cable will be exposed to led to safeguards against these things.

First off, marine cable is built from tinned copper. Tinning offers a range of benefits that you will not get from cables designed for shore use. The biggest benefit that tinned copper offers is corrosion resistance. Copper oxides rapidly and as it does, it loses its current carrying capabilities. So, by tinning copper the oxidation is greatly reduced. 

Beyond being tinned, marine cable is larger than say automotive cable at the same size. So, 6 AWG marine cable contains more copper than 6 AWG automotive cable. The more copper, the better the current carrying capacity of the cable. Marine cable also carries a pliable and durable PVC jacket. This insulation is manufactured in a way that it becomes very flexible. This is essential when running wires through tights spaces such as boat hulls. The insulation also carries print codes which makes identification much easier. No more guessing the wire size or temperature resistances. These things come together to create a cable that can take the worst of the punishment the sea has to offer.

Tratos supports sustainable developments of ports and navy infrastructure

Tratos is very pleased to supply its high-quality cables to the ports around the world. In doing so, Tratos supports the global endeavours of port authorities in upgrading and improving their operational capabilities, which contributes to the sustainable development of ports and achieving the 17 UN Global Goals.

With this project Tratos has supported:

#Envision2030 Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination

#Envision2030 Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

  • Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
  • Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead

#Envision2030 Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

  • By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations

#Envision2030 Goal 14: Life Below Water


  • By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
  • Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels

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