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Omnisens secures 5 year framework agreement for power cable monitoring supply to German Utility, 50Hertz

Press release

Omnisens secures 5 year framework agreement for power cable monitoring supply
to German Utility, 50Hertz

MORGES, Switzerland, 2016-10-26 07:00 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Omnisens has signed a 5 year framework supply agreement with 50Hertz
Transmission for the supply of temperature sensing (DTS) and dynamic cable
rating (DCR) systems for the German utility.

With one of the most recent grids in Europe, 50Hertz operates the transmission
grid of the northern and eastern part of Germany, connecting to the European
grid through its neighbours: Poland, Czech Republic and Denmark. 50Hertz
coordinates the electricity market in the German federal states of Berlin,
Brandenburg, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and

Chosen after an extensive selection process, Omnisens systems will be deployed
on upcoming buried onshore and subsea cable projects, some as long as 90 km.

“The secure integration of renewable energy requires more tailor-made solutions
such as high-voltage cables. Dynamic Cable Rating enables us to operate our
cables more efficiently and safely. All participants will benefit from
increased transparency on cable performance,” said Dr. Henrich Quick, Head of
Asset Management, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH.

About Omnisens SA

Omnisens is a leader in power cable temperature monitoring. Using fiber
optic-based Brillouin sensing together with highly qualified, dedicated
application, commissioning and customer service teams, Omnisens offers
continuous, reliable monitoring of onshore and subsea power cables and power

Based in Switzerland, Omnisens operates throughout the world, either directly
or through specialized solution providers.

About 50Hertz

With over 950 employees, 50Hertz handles the operation and the extension of the
electricity transmission system. Furthermore, the company is responsible for
the management of the overall electrical system throughout the German Länder of
Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony,
Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. As transmission system operator active in the
Central European market, 50Hertz is responsible for the secure integration of
renewable energy, the development of the European electricity market and for
maintaining a high level of security of supply. Since 2010, Belgian grid
operator Elia and Australian infrastructure fund IFM Investors are shareholders
of 50Hertz, holding stakes of 60 % and 40 % respectively. As a European
transmission system operator, 50Hertz is part of the Elia Group and a member of
ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity.

Omnisens Contact: Jane Rowsell

50Hertz Contact: Volker Kamm, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH,

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