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Prysmian cables help protect water plants on the Isles of Scilly
Posted: 06/09/16 14:38:20

Prysmian cables help protect water plants on the Isles of Scilly

Prysmian FP200 Gold cable has been installed in new addressable fire alarm systems located on St Mary’s, the main island of the Isles of Scilly. The systems protect some of the water treatment and desalination plants which are especially important for supplying drinking water to the local population on the island.



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FOR ART’S SAKE, IT’S GOT TO BE PRYSMIAN
Posted: 25/05/16 10:34:47

FOR ART’S SAKE, IT’S GOT TO BE PRYSMIAN

Over 5km of FP PLUS fire resistant cable from Prysmian has been installed in Edinburgh College of Art as part of a significant upgrade to fire protection systems in two of the Lauriston Campus buildings.



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PRYSMIAN SPECIFIED FOR ICONIC MANCHESTER LANDMARK
Posted: 17/05/16 16:28:56

PRYSMIAN SPECIFIED FOR ICONIC MANCHESTER LANDMARK

Prysmian FP200 Gold cable has been specified for the Central Library in Manchester, one of the most instantly-recognisable landmarks of the city. The Grade II* listed library was built in the 1930s, and refurbished between 2010 and 2014. The Central Library is the second-largest public lending library in the UK.



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ALL CABLES ARE NOT THE SAME (ACANTS) LAUNCH
Posted: 11/05/16 16:17:24

ALL CABLES ARE NOT THE SAME (ACANTS) LAUNCH

Prysmian is staging a series of roadshows to demonstrate how cables that may look similar can perform very differently, highlighting the potential dangers of selecting poor quality products. The “All Cables Are Not The Same” (ACANTS) roadshow was launched in April, with further events planned to take place around the country over the summer.



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FP Ready to Save the Bacon
Posted: 21/12/15 16:32:20

FP Ready to Save the Bacon

A substantial volume of Prysmian’s FP200 Gold fire resistant cable has been specified and installed for the fire alarm systems in a significant refurbishment of the Tulip Factory in Redruth, Cornwall.



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Prysmian Protects in East Pool Mine
Posted: 18/11/15 16:54:54

Prysmian Protects in East Pool Mine

When it came to protecting the prize exhibits of the Cornish Mining World Heritage site, Prysmian FP200 Gold fire resistant cable was the only cable product considered by contractors Fire Crest Fire Protection.



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Build the Future 2015
Posted: 22/10/15 15:43:40

Build the Future 2015

Milan, October 5 2015 - The fifth edition of Build the Future, the international recruitment program of Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, has been launched. The aim is to identify and train the company’s professionals and, with regards to the best among them, the managers of tomorrow.



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Construction Products Regulation (CPR) Update
Posted: 01/06/15 15:44:03

Construction Products Regulation (CPR) Update

The Construction product regulation (CPR) for cables  is coming. This will be a mandatory requirement for cable placed on the market in the EU where it is to be used in the construction market.



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Prysmian Protects Darlington Memorial Hospital
Posted: 17/12/14 15:56:26

Prysmian Protects Darlington Memorial Hospital

Approximately 8000m of Prysmian’s FP PLUS fire resistant cable has been specified and installed to facilitate the new upgraded fire alarm systems in Darlington Memorial Hospital.



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Prysmian Launches Bicon Components Website
Posted: 11/12/14 09:25:25

Prysmian Launches Bicon Components Website

Prysmian Group has launched a new website dedicated to Bicon cable components providing an information portal for the entire range.



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Deputy Prime Minister Visits Prysmian's Eastleigh Factory
Posted: 27/11/14 16:07:06

Deputy Prime Minister Visits Prysmian's Eastleigh Factory

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited Prysmian’s factory in Bishopstoke this month to find out more about the company’s apprenticeship offering as well as receive the centenary memento commemorating 100 years of manufacture.



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A Change for the Better
Posted: 20/11/14 11:56:17

A Change for the Better

Jonathan Rawlinson, Technical Manager, Prysmian Group discusses the proposed changes relating to cable fixings due to be featured in the 17th edition of Wiring Regulations.  



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Driving Safety Underground in Mersey Tunnels
Posted: 05/09/14 10:02:02

Driving Safety Underground in Mersey Tunnels

Over 12,000 metres of Prysmian’s FP PLUS enhanced fire resistant cable was specified for the fire alarm systems in the significant refurbishment of the Queensway and Kingsway tunnels in Liverpool together with the iconic art deco ventilation stations.



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New Tower of Tower Hamlets
Posted: 27/06/14 09:30:35

New Tower of Tower Hamlets

Over 50 kilometres of Prysmian’s FP200 Gold and FP PLUS have been installed as part of the emergency building service systems in East London’s Aldgate Tower, a state-of-the-art 317,000 square foot commercial quarter.



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New look ‘FP Guides’
Posted: 02/05/14 15:06:12

New look ‘FP Guides’

Prysmian’s engineers have reviewed the three FP Guides and updated them to the latest British Standards.

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FP sales team scoops award
Posted: 02/05/14 14:37:47

FP sales team scoops award

Prysmian has been recognised for its efforts to help local students gain important new skills as it won the Developing People Award in Eastleigh College’s training ambassador awards.



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FP Safeguards City’s newest recruit
Posted: 02/05/14 14:32:23

FP Safeguards City’s newest recruit

Prysmian FP PLUS has been selected and installed as part of the emergency building services and used throughout 6 Bevis Marks, the new addition to London’s blossoming skyline at the heart of city.



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Carbon footprint – Prysmian on track
Posted: 02/05/14 11:45:16

Carbon footprint – Prysmian on track

Prysmian has received confirmation and certification that its UK design, manufacturing, testing and corporate functions meet the requirements of CEMARS®.



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FP in the Walkie Talkie
Posted: 02/04/14 10:13:06

FP in the Walkie Talkie

Fire protection within the dramatic Sky Garden topping the Walkie Talkie building at 20 FenchurchStreet, London, is assured by 2000 metres of Prysmian FP PLUS fire resistant cable.



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A Century of Cables From Prysmian
Posted: 17/03/14 16:21:30

A Century of Cables From Prysmian

20th January 1914 saw Pirelli General Cable Works Ltd sign the agreement to build its first cable factory in the UK. 100 years later the company - now called Prysmian Group - is not only the largest cable manufacturer in the world but, unlike its competitors, continues its commitment to manufacturing in the UK.



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Prysmian contacts - what's yours called?
Posted: 18/12/13 10:29:11

Prysmian contacts - what's yours called?

Cable specifications can be a minefield for those new to installation or design and even seasoned campaigners benefit from an update every now and again.

 



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Let's Talk Cable
Posted: 14/11/13 10:44:22

Let's Talk Cable

British standards and best practice continuously improve, which means it is more important than ever to be kept up-to-date with the hot topics of the cable world.



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Setting the record straight on fire resistant cables in Ireland
Posted: 14/11/13 10:33:40

Setting the record straight on fire resistant cables in Ireland

Lives and property can depend on fire resistant cables performing as expected in the event of fire. So, ensuring that cables purchased and installed meet the correct criteria for building projects is of paramount importance. This is as true in Ireland as it is across the whole continent. 



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Prysmian Supplies its Gold to Leeds’ First Direct Arena
Posted: 07/10/13 15:01:50

Prysmian Supplies its Gold to Leeds’ First Direct Arena

Prysmian’s FP200 Gold ‘standard’ fire resistant cable has been specified and installed in both the fire and public address systems at the new First Direct Arena in Leeds.



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'PLUS' Protection New Super Hospital
Posted: 04/09/13 14:47:56

'PLUS' Protection New Super Hospital

Scotshield installed FP PLUS at the New South Glasgow Hospital in 2013. Find out why Director, Robert Moore chose FP and how the project went.



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Prysmian Guide to CPR
Posted: 28/08/13 12:19:26

Prysmian Guide to CPR

CPR was adopted in 2011 for cable and became mandatory from 1 July 2013. EU Regulation is law and it lays down conditions about how to put cable on the market. Take a read of our guide and found what you have to do to comply.



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FP with Honours
Posted: 13/06/13 11:32:55

FP with Honours

FP200 Gold from Prysmian has been installed into the fire alarm system for a new student accommodation block for the University of Liverpool, Vine Court Residences.  



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Safety in numbers
Posted: 05/04/13 11:35:38

Safety in numbers

Leading life-safety equipment manufacturer C-TEC has chosen Prysmian’s FP Cables for its brand new headquarters in Wigan.



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Yes, Prime Minister - Support for Prysmian
Posted: 14/02/13 10:32:47

Yes, Prime Minister - Support for Prysmian

Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Prysmian factory in Eastleigh this week, keen to demonstrate the Government’s support for private sector manufacturing in the UK and receptive to calls for regulating the import of substandard cable.



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Prysmian Leeds the way
Posted: 06/02/13 16:02:42

Prysmian Leeds the way

Prysmian’s FP PLUS and FP 600S, along with Afumex BS6724, Prysmian’s Low Smoke Zero Halogen cable, have been specified and installed in a new £350 million shopping centre development in Leeds.



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Choosing the Right Cable Accessories
Posted: 14/01/13 11:21:05

Choosing the Right Cable Accessories

One third of fires start inside buildings so cables must remain fixed securely to ensure emergency systems  provide a safe, speedy evacuation and also access for fire fighters. Fire resistant cables provide the power and control but they must be fixed to the building structure and match the performance of the cable.



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FP Firefix and Approved Glands
Posted: 14/01/13 11:06:06

FP Firefix and Approved Glands

FP Firefix is the fast and easy way to install FP200 Gold or FP PLUS and meet the standard. British Standards for fire alarm, emergency lighting and life safety systems all require secure fire resistant fixings that will not compromise the cable performance but will ensure circuit integrity in the event of a fire.



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Guide to new British Standards
Posted: 03/01/13 10:59:45

Guide to new British Standards

At the end of 2012 a number of changes to British Standards will come into effect.



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Safe Shop at 'Green' Grocers
Posted: 22/11/12 14:04:49

Safe Shop at 'Green' Grocers

The newly opened M&S superstore at Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port is fully equipped with FP200 Gold and it is their greenest store yet. Find out about the BREEAM rating and where FP has been used.



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Sweet Dreams with FP
Posted: 26/10/12 15:21:23

Sweet Dreams with FP

Prysmian’s FP200 Gold “standard” and FP PLUS “enhanced” cables have been installed in a five storey office block and a seven storey hotel as part of a multi-million pound redevelopment of Ancoats in Manchester.

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Padding up Old Trafford
Posted: 27/09/12 09:36:44

Padding up Old Trafford

Prysmian FP Plus and FP200 Gold, have been specified and installed as part of a grand £32 million transformation of Old Trafford Cricket Ground, home to the world famous Lancashire County Cricket Club.

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Record entry - competition now closed
Posted: 10/09/12 16:14:58

Record entry - competition now closed

Our iPad competition has now closed but thank you for your response. We have had an unprecedented number of entries and the lucky winners of the iPad and ‘View from the Shard’ tickets will be informed soon. Come back soon!

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FP Firefix takes Centre Stage
Posted: 20/08/12 15:15:13

FP Firefix takes Centre Stage

FP Firefix clips have been used to install the 15,000 metres of Prysmian FP200 Gold and FP Plus supplying and protecting the prestigious Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury.

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Royal Bolton Hospital opens with FP
Posted: 18/07/12 09:00:54

Royal Bolton Hospital opens with FP

5,000 metres of Prysmian’s FP200 Gold has been installed to refurbish the fire detection and fire alarm system at the Royal Bolton Hospital. The cables will connect the fire alarms in crucial areas of the hospital including the Ophthalmology H2 ward, HSDU (Hospital Sterilisation and Disinfection Unit), radiology and social services departments.

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SeaCity enhanced with FP Plus
Posted: 10/07/12 13:29:42

SeaCity enhanced with FP Plus

Prysmian’s FP Plus Enhanced cables have been installed at Southampton’s SeaCity Museum, a 3,252 sqm visitor attraction that celebrates the city’s historical relationship with the sea.

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Understand the Standard
Posted: 03/07/12 13:37:08

Understand the Standard

Our expert Terry Journeaux has written a series of FP Guides to help Engineers, Installers and Clients understand the implications of British Standards on fire resistant cables.The Guides are available here download your copy for free

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Booths and FP at Media City UK
Posted: 27/06/12 13:42:57

Booths and FP at Media City UK

Mark Maher of Solid State Security saw the benefits of FP in full – everyone approves FP and now even the reels are easier to use.

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FAQs on FP
Posted: 22/06/12 13:54:30

FAQs on FP

FP is the name in fire resistant cable. We've compiled a short list of the most common questions asked by our customers and specifiers everyday and i the answer you need is not here please contact us and we will sort it out.

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St Helens kicks off with FP200 Gold
Posted: 16/06/12 13:57:23

St Helens kicks off with FP200 Gold

Solid State Security won Langtree Park, the home of St. Helens Rugby - find out how Paul Turner steered the project and installed easy stripping FP on easy carry reels.

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High standards for Enniskillen
Posted: 10/06/12 14:02:37

High standards for Enniskillen

Nigel Connolly of Dowds Group M&E Services specified FP PLUS – find out how Insudite™ provided the solution.

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FP sets pole for Silverstone
Posted: 02/06/12 14:04:46

FP sets pole for Silverstone

Kevin Dunne of NG Bailey Building Services tells us why they chose FP for the new Complex at Silverstone - Go Go Go!



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Elland Road Scores with FP
Posted: 10/05/12 14:08:03

Elland Road Scores with FP

Jon Field of Powerplus in Wakefield tells why FP is his company’s preferred choice and how Elland Road will benefit.



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Velodrome sprints for FP200 Gold
Posted: 27/04/12 14:10:28

Velodrome sprints for FP200 Gold

Christopher Allen of FES explains why 50km of FP was chosen for the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome (NISA) in Glasgow part of the largest sporting event to take place in Scotland.

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British art safe with FP and LSX
Posted: 16/04/12 14:12:21

British art safe with FP and LSX

FP200 Gold and Afumex LSX get installed in London's listed buildings in Marylebone. The Portman Estate has renovated 66 Great Cumberland Place; find out how Stewart Slack of Leonard Engineering got the solution.

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FP200 Gold a new port of call
Posted: 26/03/12 14:13:45

FP200 Gold a new port of call

FP200 Gold installed within the newly opened terminal building for Portsmouth International Port. Owned by Portsmouth City Coucil the busy new terminal is up and running, find out more here.

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