Prysmian wins cabling deal for Vattenfall’s 228-MW Welsh wind farm
Jun 6, 2014 - Prysmian Cables & Systems, a unit of Italy's cable maker Prysmian SpA (BIT:PRY), has won a contract to provide power cables for Swedish utility Vattenfall's 228-MW Pen y Cymoedd wind project in south Wales.
The cables will interconnect two new high-voltage substations which will link the planned wind farm to the UK power grid, state-owned Vattenfall said on Thursday. The substations are being constructed by Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB (VTX:ABBN, STO:ABB).
Prysmian will make the cables at its production plant in Wrexham, Wales, as part of the "multi-million pound” deal.
In addition, Vattenfall said that Wales-based company Express Reinforcements was chosen to supply steel reinforcement for the wind turbine bases. The company was sub-contracted by the 50/50 joint venture between Jones Bros and Balfour Beatty, which are constructing the bases.
The Pen y Cymoedd wind farm, worth GBP 400 million (USD 672m/EUR 492m), will consist of 76 turbines located in the county boroughs of Neath Port Talbot and Rhondda Cynon Taf. Turbine installation is scheduled to start early in 2016, while the complex is scheduled to go into commercial operation in 2016/17.
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