Tratos, one of the leading European manufacturers of Electrical, Electronic and Fibre Optic cables, has recently completed delivery of £5.5m worth of distribution equipment, transformers and poles to the Palestinian Southern Electricity Company (SELCo).

The contract for the order was signed back in 2008 by the Vice President of Tratos Ennio Bragagni Capaccini and the equipment has been supplied and installed as required over the past five years. This project is part of a more comprehensive initiative called the Electric Sector Investment Management Program (ESIMP), the primary objective of which is to deliver numerous benefits to electricity consumers in Palestine through sustainable improvements in the quality of the electricity supply. The initiative is being jointly financed by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Tratos played its part in meeting this objective by supplying extremely high quality, advanced equipment that would provide optimum functionality for the purpose of reinforcing and renovating the power distribution system in the Central and Southern regions of the West Bank. The installation of the Tratos equipment will also be complimented by institutional power sector reforms that are designed to better serve the electricity needs of the Palestinian people.

Mr Luciano Pezzotti, the Italian Consul General, expressed his appreciation to SELCo for the significant improvements the project has achieved, which is due in large part to the quality of the Tratos distribution equipment. Tratos cables offer highly advanced technology and construction, providing flexibility, lightness and strength whilst also being low maintenance. Tratos HV cables can be used in a wide variety of applications, such as ignition systems and AC and DC power transmission. They may be any length, with relatively short cables used in apparatus. Longer cables can be run within buildings or as buried cables in an industrial plant or for power distribution, and the longest cables are often run as submarine cables under the ocean for power transmission.

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