The Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by Jean Nouvel, is the new must-see attraction in the Gulf area. Inspired by medinas and low-lying Arab settlements, it is the largest museum in the Arabian Peninsula – with its contrasting series of 55 white buildings, including 23 galleries, a temporary exhibition space, a children’s museum, a 200-seater auditorium, a restaurant, a café, and retail outlets.
Prysmian Group supplied over 500 km of FP fi re-resistant cables for the museum to ensure maximum safety to visitors, and protection to priceless works of art. These enhanced fi re-resistant cables – a mixture of both FP PLUS and FP PLUS FLEX cables – off er extended fi re survival times, low fl ame spread and very low smoke and dangerous gas emissions in the event of a fi re. This allows visitors a longer period of time to evacuate the building and ensures better operating conditions for the emergency teams. Moreover, fi re-resistant cables ensure power supply and fi re alarm system operation during a fi re.
“We understand the crucial role our cables play in building safety”, said Antonio Chiantore, General Manager Prysmian Middle East.
“We ensure, through continuous investment in innovation, that we off er products that not only provide the best in functioning ability, but also meet the highest standards of product safety. That’s why, once again, our cables have been selected for one of the most innovative and iconic buildings in the world”.
This is not the fi rst time Prysmian technology has been chosen to protect priceless works of art. The Group has installed its high-performance fi re safety cables in the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and in many other prestigious buildings around the world where safety is a critical requirement.
Among the particularly notable installations are: the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building; Drax Power Station in the United Kingdom, the world’s largest biomass fuel renewable energy project; The Shard in London, the tallest building in Western Europe.
Prysmian Group has a mission: to supply our customers with the most appropriate, innovative and technologically-advanced cables for every application.