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Dow Electrical & Telecommunications contributes to cable products used in Sochi Olympic winter venue


The DOW ENDURANCE™ family of insulation and semiconductive materials from Dow Electrical & Telecommunications (Dow E&T) provide high quality performance while ensuring durable and reliable power supply during and after the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. With product and technical support from Dow E&T, Dow Inside licensee Sevkabel Group was awarded the bid to provide cable being installed in the Sochi and Krasnodar regions of Russia. This cable installation makes it possible to bring increased electrical capacity to power in Olympic Venues in the mountain resort of Krasnaya Polyana and the ski resort complexes in Rosa-Hutor and the Imeretinskaya Valley.

The bid included Dow solutions for medium voltage (MV) and high voltage (HV) cables.  The cables will be installed underground to manage long-term reliability issues, some of which are associated with the extreme weather and terrain conditions in the region.

"Increasingly, underground power cables are being recognized for technical advantages and consistent performance,” says Filip Tauson, Commercial Director Europe/Middle East/Africa, Dow E&T. “In addition to the obvious benefits for power losses associated with challenging terrain and weather, underground systems offer improved economics over the life of the system with lower short- and long-term maintenance costs with a life expectancy of more than 40 years.”

Vladimir Bukhin, Director General, Sevkabel Group added, “The combination of our manufacturing expertise and quality products, combined with Dow E&T’s technology leadership and commitment to innovation will enable us to deliver the long-life, reliable cables that our industry demands.”