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Contract Awarded for the Submarine Power Cable Project in San Francisco Bay

February 28, 2014
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric U.S.A. Inc., USA incorporated sales company of Sumitomo Electric, was awarded a contract from Pacific Gas & Electric Company, a firm based in San Francisco USA, for supply and installation of a AC 230kV submarine power cable project.

This project is to install AC 230kv submarine power cable in San Francisco bay with a route length of 4.5km and total installation distance of 13.5km. This project is worth about $ 37 million. J-Power Systems Corporation, an affiliated company of Sumitomo Electric, was adopted as the supplier for the submarine power cable for this project which shall be exported from Japan. Sumitomo Electric U.S.A. Inc. has exchanged contracts with Pacific Gas & Electric Company in January 2014. The cable installation will start in January 2015 and complete in July 2015.

This project will improve power network in San Francisco and will achieve more stable energy supply.

Sumitomo Electric Group will continue to actively promote submarine power cable installation projects.

【Contract Outline】

Contract Principal Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Date of Award January 9th, 2014
Contract Amount Approximately 37 M USD
Contract Main Element Supply and installation of AC 230kV submarine power cable project (Total power cable length 13.5km or route length of 4.5km)
Estimated date of completion July, 2015.

【About Sumitomo Electric U.S.A. In】

Company name Sumitomo Electric U.S.A. Inc.
Location Torrance, CA, U.S.A
Representative Takeshi Kumazaki
Business Conducting market research and sales of Sumitomo Electric products
Capital 3 M USD
Establishment April 2001

【About J-Power Systems Corporation】

Company name J-Power Systems Corporation
Location Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Representative President Sadao Fukunaga
Business Development, design, manufacturing, sales, installation and export of electric power cables and accessories, overhead power transmission lines, and related systems
Capital 8 billion yen  (as of the end of March 2013)
Establishment July 3, 2001
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