Worth around $300 million, the first cabling project will connect the 804-MW Park City offshore wind farm to the electricity grid in Connecticut. Prysmian will deploy HVAC 275 kV three-core cables with XLPE insulation and single wire armouring. Cables will be produced in the company’s centers of excellence in Arco Felice, Italy, and Pikkala, Finland, and will be installed by the Leonardo da Vinci and Ulisse vessels. Delivery and commissioning are scheduled for 2026.
The Commonwealth Wind cabling project is worth around $580 million. The company will design, supply, install, and commission as many as three export submarine power cable links to connect the Commonwealth Wind offshore wind farm to the electricity grid in Massachusetts. Prysmian will supply HVAC 275 kV three-core cables with XLPE insulation and single-wire armouring.
As part of the Commonwealth Wind project agreement and subject to several customary conditions, Prysmian said it intends to build a manufacturing facility for submarine transmission cables at Brayton Point, the site of the former 1,600-MW coal-fired power plant in Somerset.
Both cable supply awards are subject to the finalization of Prysmian’s plans to localize its footprint.
The submarine cables are planned to be produced in the new plant in Massachusetts, as well as in Arco Felice and Pikkala. The Leonardo da Vinci and Ulisse vessels are expected to install the cables. Delivery and commissioning of the export cables are scheduled for 2027.