Tratos Cavi works closely with customers to find better, more environmentally friendly solutions to their challenges.
Tratos has supplied cables for use in AMP systems to minimise emissions from ships in port, as well as cables for alternative energy, including TratosAeolus for wind farms throughout Europe, and TratosDaedalus for Solar installations. Tratos has also developed cables with increased pulling tension, allowing easier electrification of diesel RTG cranes.
Tratos has supplied TratosDaedalus for the Surbo photovoltaic field, built in Ciminna, in the province of Palermo, which is the biggest photovoltaic field in Europe.
The structure, which became operational at the end of 2008, required an investment of 40 million euros. The plant will have an output of 7.7 MW, approximately 10 million kWh per year, equivalent to the electricity needs of about 4,000 families. Once in operation, the field will save 2,000 tons of oil and reduce the environmental impact of pollutants, preventing the emission into the atmosphere of 6,000 tons per year of carbon dioxide and 13,000 kilograms per year of nitrous oxides, corresponding to the environmental benefits generated by about 6 million square meters of forest.
For many years, the company has worked on producing cables without halogens to provide protection both for people working with its cables and for the environment.
Since 1980, Tratos has been using clean renewable energy from its own hydroelectric plant. In 2001, the company started producing “TratosGreen”, a cable made using only hydroelectric energy.
Tratos Cavi has supplied Medium Voltage cables, and Optical Fibers Cables to several wind farms around Europe: for example Altahullion and Wolf Bog.
Comprising 29 wind turbines, Altahullion is one of the largest wind farms in Ireland. Built upon blanket bog, it provides panoramic views over the Roe Valley to the Sperrins Ridge from Binevenagh to Benbradagh.
Wolf Bog wind farm in Northern Ireland was bought by Scottish Power from Renewable Energy Systems for over £10M, making it the biggest on shore wind generator in the province. Scottish Power claims that the five turbine, 10MW project in County Antrim has generated enough energy for over 5,000 homes and offset 22,000t of CO2, equivalent to taking over 7,000 cars off the roads. The Wolf Bog wind farm became operational in spring 2008. Scottish Power’s total UK wind capacity now totals 355MW – enough to power 200,000 homes and displace 800,000t of CO2 every year. In Northern Ireland the total capacity, including Wolf Bog, is now 37MW.
Tratos was the first cable manufacturer to receive environmental approval from BASEC (BA2250:1996-2) and also has approval from UL, VDE, Lloyds Register (for cables inside ships), and GOST (approving sales in Russia).
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