Prysmian has been awarded a contract worth approximately €200M to provide the export cables for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project in the US.
Vineyard Wind is the first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the US and Prysmian's first in the industry in the country.
With notice to proceed expected at the end of 2019, Prysmian will be responsible for the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of the 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 which will be produced at Prysmian Group’s facilities in Pikkala, Finland and Arco Felice in Italy.
Installation operations will be undertaken using Prysmian’s cable-laying vessels Cable Enterprise and Ulisse. Delivery and commissioning of the project are scheduled for 2021.
Prysmian will also provide PRY-CAM permanent monitoring solutions consisting of long range distributed temperature sensing (DTS) and real time thermal rating (RTTR) systems collecting and analysing data.