Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract worth approximately US€200 million by Vineyard Wind, a US offshore wind development company 50% owned by funds of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and 50% by Avangrid Renewables (part of the Iberdrola Group), to provide a submarine power cable system which will deliver clean energy to the mainland power grid in the US.
With the notice to proceed expected at the end of 2019, Prysmian will be 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. The submarine cables will be produced in Prysmian Group's centres of excellence for the production of submarine cables 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 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 by ways of an artificial intelligence interface, which generates automated alarm signals if a critical situation is identified.