In pictures: Prysmian's NBN cable factory

Inside the plant.

By Chris Jager on Aug 14, 2012
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Prysmian has opened its new, $11 million cable manufacturing plant in Dee Why, Sydney to supply optic fibre for the National Broadband Network.
The plant will be used to manufacture up to 75 percent of the cabling used for the fibre portion of the network, to be installed underground alongside streets and into premises.
Communications minister Stephen Conroy on the new facility: "I wish everyone looking at the TV tonight could see the extrordinary technology that is behind that wall. Because when you see this, you realise what the NBN is all about [and] the potential that we are unleashing to every Australian."
NBN Co chief executive Mike Quigley at the launch.
Inside the plant.
Inside Prysmian's cable manufacturing plant at Dee Why.
Cable racks at the Prysmian cable manufacturing plant.
Inside Prysmian's cable manufacturing plant at Dee Why.
A Nextrom high-speed optical fibre ribboning line.
The fibre is coated with a colour-coded string for identification.
A control panel for the Nextrom high-speed optical fibre ribboning line.
The Nextrom high-speed optical fibre ribboning line.
The Nextrom high-speed optical fibre ribboning line.
The Nextrom high-speed optical fibre ribboning line.
The Nextrom high-speed optical fibre ribboning line.
Fibre testing facilities.
Fibre testing facilities.
Fibre testing facilities.
Guests file past the fibre ribboning production line.
Inside Prysmian's cable manufacturing plant at Dee Why.
Inside Prysmian's cable manufacturing plant at Dee Why.
Inside Prysmian's cable manufacturing plant at Dee Why.
Inside Prysmian's cable manufacturing plant at Dee Why.
Inside Prysmian's cable manufacturing plant at Dee Why.
Colour-coded fibre on the production line.
Colour-coded fibre coming together on the production line.
Inside Prysmian's cable manufacturing plant at Dee Why.
Inside Prysmian's cable manufacturing plant at Dee Why.
Inside Prysmian's cable manufacturing plant at Dee Why.
Inside Prysmian's cable manufacturing plant at Dee Why.
Inside Prysmian's cable manufacturing plant at Dee Why.
Inside Prysmian's cable manufacturing plant at Dee Why.
Inside Prysmian's cable manufacturing plant at Dee Why.
Senator Conroy, Mike Quigley and co tour the facility.
Guests were given their own piece of fibre optic cable to take home.
The finished result.

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