The company intends to make ‘significant’ investments to increase the production capacity of power transmission submarine cables and technological equipment at its excellence centres.
It also plans to invest more than €80m to expand its Arco Felice plant in Naples, Italy, especially in view of the Tyrrhenian Link interconnection.
Prysmian plans to invest more than €100m in its centre of excellence in Pikkala, Finland, as well as its facility in Gron, France.
The Pikkala facility is focused on offshore wind farm cabling efforts, while the Gron plant is engaged in German high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable projects.
Prysmian Group CEO Valerio Battista said: “Development of the trans-European power grid plays a strategic role in decarbonisation and in the transition to renewable sources, as well as in improving EU energy autonomy — an urgent need that has returned to the fore with the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
“As a global leader in the cable industry, we have decided to increase investments chiefly in support of energy interconnection projects and connections for renewable sources.”
Claimed to be the largest of its kind in the world, the vessel has required an investment of more than €170m.
The North Sea Link project was developed jointly with National Grid North Sea Link and Statnett.