Prysmian cements Vineyward Wind cable contract

Prysmian Group has secured the Notice to Proceed for contract worth around €200 million to supply a submarine power cable system for the Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm.

Under the contract awarded in 2019 Prysmian Group will develop a submarine power cable system project which will deliver energy to the mainland power grid. The Group is responsible for the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of an HVAC (High Voltage Alternating Current) cable system composed of two 220 kV three-core cables utilising extruded XLPE insulation. The project requires a total of 134 km of power cables. Prysmian will also provide PRY-CAM permanent monitoring solution.

The submarine cables will be produced in Prysmian Group’s facilities in Pikkala, Finland, and Arco Felice, Italy. Installation operations will be performed by Prysmian Group’s cable laying vessels,
Cable Enterprise and Ulisse. Delivery and commissioning of the project are scheduled for Q4 2023.

"The resumption of the vineyard project confirms the acceleration of the United States towards the energy transition,”
stated Hakan Ozmen, EVP Projects, Prysmian Group. “Prysmian aims at playing a key role in the development and upgrade of power grid infrastructures to support the transition to renewable energy sources in the US. We have state-of-the-art cable technology, large production and installation assets, as well as a wide presence and track record in the US," added Ozmen.

Vineyard Wind 1 is an 800 MW project located 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard and is poised to be be the first commercial scale offshore wind project operating in the United States. The project is expected to generate electricity for more than 400,000 homes and businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is being developed by a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP).

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