Prysmian to connect Elba and Italian mainland

Prysmian Group has received the Letter of Award for a project worth approximately €68 million for the new submarine cable connection between the island of Elba and Italian mainland (Piombino). The new cable is expected to double the island’s energy supply.

The project has been awarded by Terna Rete Italia S.p.A., a company fully owned by Terna S.p.A., the Italian electricity grid operator (TSO). The scope involves marine and civil works for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of an HVAC 132 kV three-core power cable with XLPE insulation and single-wire armouring between the power stations located on Elba island and in Piombino, along a 34 km submarine and 3 km land route.

The submarine cables will be manufactured in the Arco Felice plant (Naples) and land cables will be produced at the Pignataro plant. Cable laying will be performed by the Prysmian vessel
Leonardo da Vinci, with delivery and commissioning scheduled by 2023.
This project is the third of its kind for Terna, after Capri–Torre Annunziata and Capri–Sorrento.

“This award further consolidates our leadership in the submarine cable sector in Europe, and our strong relationship with Terna," stated Hakan Ozmen, SVP Projects Business of Prysmian Group. “We are proud to be a partner of Terna as it invests to develop and modernise Italy’s energy grid, making it more sustainable and smarter.”