Dana Point, CA, – Mercury Cable & Energy (“Mercury”), the leading developer of High Voltage Composite Reinforced Conductors (“HVCRC”) for electrical transmission lines, is pleased to announce that its international affiliate in conjunction with PT Citra Mahasurya Industries (Citra Cable) has successfully installed a 124 kilometer HVCRC Casablanca Conductor segment in Pekanbaru on the island of Sumatra. This project is the initial phase of a more extensive project designed to increase the overall capacity of the Indonesian Grid by PT PLN, the government owned utility of Indonesia. The next phase of 500 kilometers has been awarded to Citra Cable for use of additional HVCRC Casablanca Conductor.
Citra Cable manufactures HVCRC conductor for the Indonesian market under the Mercury Cable brand name “HVCRC CONDUCTOR”. HVCRC Conductors are revolutionizing the construction of Indonesian Transmission lines by providing the best solution to the acute power crisis for Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), the State Utility Company of Indonesia. The High Ampacity Low Sag HVCRC CONDUCTOR as a replacement of conventional conductors can be strung on the existing towers thereby resolving the difficult Right of Way problem Indonesian Utilities face. HVCRC is the ultimate Smart Conductor offering in Indonesia, providing unmatched efficiency over the conventional ACSR & AAAC Conductors with innumerable advantages for construction of Indonesia’s Smart Grid and supporting the concept of a modern more efficient transmission grid.
“We are pleased with the installation and energizing of this project with PT Citra Mahasurya Industries,” said Ron Morris, CEO of Mercury. “This is an important milestone in the advancement of HVCRC Conductor use by PLN and we anticipate significant growth in this market.”
PT Citra Mahasurya Industries (Citra Cable)
Established in 1992, PT Citra Mahasurya Industries, with its conductor brand CITRA CABLE, is one of the largest providers of cables and overhead conductors to the State Electricity Company of Indonesia (PLN), and is a market leader in the development, design, manufacturing, and marketing of high quality copper and aluminum cables and conductors in Indonesia. Citra Cable conductor is engineered from the highest quality materials and produced under strict quality management at its ISO 9001 certified facilities. Citra Cable is headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia and supplies Citra Cable conductors for transmission and distribution projects throughout Indonesia. For additional information please visit www.citracable.com
Mercury Cable & Energy is a privately held developer of High Voltage Composite Reinforced Conductors (HVCRC), Smart Conductors for the Smart Grid. The patented HVCRC Smart Conductor is superior to existing conductors in a number of key performance areas including:
- Up to double the current carrying capacity of ACSR
- Substantially reduces high temperature sag
- Requires fewer structures for new line construction
- Increases capacity of existing rights of way and structures through retrofitting
- Eliminates bimetallic corrosion
- Significantly reduces line losses compared to same diameter conventional and composite conductors at equal operating temperatures
For additional information please visit our web site at www.mercurycable.com.
Mercury Cable & Energy