Prysmian Group secures contract from Vineyard Wind in US

17 May 2019 (Last Updated May 17th, 2019 12:48)

Cable systems provider for energy and telecom sectors Prysmian Group has secured a nearly €200m worth contract from US-based offshore wind development company Vineyard Wind.

Cable systems provider for energy and telecom sectors Prysmian Group has secured a contract worth nearly €200m from US-based offshore wind development company Vineyard Wind.

Prysmian will provide submarine power cable systems to deliver clean energy to the mainland power grid in the US.

Prysmian Group Projects executive vice-president Hakan Ozmen said: “This contract reinforces Prysmian Group’s leading position in the submarine cable market and underpins both our continued role and our commitment to the North American offshore wind sector.

“Prysmian offers extensive technical expertise, levering on its wide knowledge and historical experience in this industry, where we ensure our close and local support to our customers throughout the complete project lifecycle.

“The US offshore wind market is now demonstrating a high level of motivation with a promising growth forecast and we are excited to contribute to realising this opportunity in the US market.”

The company is yet to receive the notice to proceed, which is expected at the end of this year.

Under the contract, Prysmian Group will be responsible for the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of a high voltage alternating current (HVAC) cable system composed of two 220kV three-core cables utilising extruded XLPE insulation.

“Prysmian offers extensive technical expertise, levering on its wide knowledge and historical experience in this industry.”

The project will require a total of 134km of submarine power cables. Production work will be carried out at Prysmian Group’s centres of excellence in Pikkala, Finland and Arco Felice in Italy, while installation will be performed by Prysmian Group’s cable-laying vessels.

Additionally, Prysmian has agreed to provide its PRY-CAM, permanent monitoring solutions consisting of long-range distributed temperature sensing (DTS) and state-of-the-art real-time thermal rating (RTTR) systems.

Delivery and commissioning of the project are scheduled for 2021.