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    March 15, 2016
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    More power, same space

    In Mumbai, the power company needed to level up electric capacity to keep pace with growing demand.

    More power, same space

    In Mumbai, the power company needed to level up electric capacity to keep pace with growing demand.

    More power, same space

    In Mumbai, the power company needed to level up electric capacity to keep pace with growing demand.

    • Power cables

      But it had to be done using existing infrastructure.

      The goal was accomplished with a new kind of cable called 3M Aluminium Conductor Composite Reinforced, or ACCR.

      3M ACCR derives its strength and durability from its core, which is made of aluminium oxide fibres embedded in high-purity aluminium.

      This means the power company can send a lot more electricity without bigger or more numerous lines.

      "The installation of two double-circuit 110kV lines using lightweight 3M ACCR will provide a cost-effective long-term solution with minimal disruptive impact on the communities."

      TIM KOENIG

      FORMER DIRECTOR, 3M HIGH CAPACITY CONDUCTOR PROGRAM

      Amping up