May 16 (Renewables Now) - Prysmian SpA (BIT:PRY) has secured a EUR-200-million (USD 224m) contract to deliver the cable system for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm in the US, the Italy-based cable maker said Thursday.
The company will design, produce, install and commission 134 km of power cables for the up to 800-MW wind park. More specifically, the High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) submarine cable system will use two 220 kV three-core cables utilising extruded XLPE insulation.
Vineyard Wind LLC, a 50/50 partnership between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Avangrid Renewables LLC, just recently obtained permits for the offshore wind project's connection to the regional grid in Massachusetts. The park will have 84 units of 9.5-MW wind turbines.
Prysmian expects the notice to proceed with its work to be issued at the end of 2019. It will make the cables in Finland and Italy and rely on the cable-laying vessels Cable Enterprise and Ulisse for their installation. The company will deliver and commission the project in 2021.