Prysmian Group News

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Prysmian to Supply Cables for French Floating Wind Farm

Cable systems manufacturer Prysmian Group said on Tuesday it has been awarded a contract worth approximately €30 million to develop of a turnkey submarine cable system for EDF Renewables' Provence Grand Large (PGL) floating offshore wind farm project in South France.The system will includes 3 km of submarine dynamic inter-array cables and 19 km of export cables for a total of 22 km, in addition to the land cables for a route of 9 km, Prysmian said. The 25 MW floating wind farm will include three Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW wind turbines installed on float systems in the so-called Faraman zone

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New Submarine Cable System for Canada

Prysmian Group won a contract worth $19 million by New Brunswick Power Corporation (NB Power), the largest electric utility in the Atlantic Canada based in the province of New Brunswick. The Fundy Isles Project involves the development of a new submarine cable link which will allow the upgrade of the capacity of the existing submarine transmission system in the Passamaquoddy Region of the Bay of Fundy.The new power cable link will connect Deer Island, Campobello Island and Grand Manan Island to the mainland power grid in the Canadian province.Prysmian Group will be responsible for the design

Cable laying vessel for Prysmian Photo Vard Holdings

Prysmian Orders New Cable Laying Vessel

Vard Holdings Limited reported having been selected by Prysmian Group for the design and construction of one cable laying vessel. The contract value, including owner supplied special equipment, amounts to approximately €170 million (approximately $205 million).The cable layer is designed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway. Vard and Prysmian are currently completing the vessel’s design and according to contract activation scheme the commencement of construction phase is foreseen by end 2018. The vessel is scheduled for delivery from Vard Brattvaag in Norway, in 4Q 2020. The hull will be

Prysmian to Order Cable Layer Newbuild

Prysmian Group announced it will invest more than €170 million ($210.3 million) in a new cable laying vessel to be delivered by the second quarter of 2020.   The group said the vessel  will support long-term growth prospects in the submarine cable installation business, strengthening its interconnection and offshore wind project execution capabilities.    According to the Prysmian Group, the vessel will offer deep water installation capabilities for depths of more than 2,000 m; increased cable loading capacity thanks to large cable rotating platforms; capability to perform

MakaiLay’s new 3D Viewer showing the vessel, plough and cable shapes for progressive time steps seen behind the vessel. Relevant GIS data can be imported, such as digital terrain tiles on the bathymetry and aerial imagery overlay on the terrain in the background, as is shown here (Image: Makai Ocean Engineering)

MakaiLay Software Installed on Prysmian Cable Layer

The cable deployment control software MakaiLay was commissioned on the DP2 cable laying vessel Giulio Verne in November 2017 by the Prysmian Group.   It is expected that MakaiLay with its power-cable-specific module will be used by Giulio Verne when it starts installation work for the North Sea Link between Norway and U.K., which will be the longest subsea power cable interconnector in the world upon completion in 2021.   “We made it our priority to extend our popular real-time submarine cable installation management software to submarine power cable installations and we are

Submarine Power Cable Links in the Venetian Lagoon

 Submarine Power Cable Links in the Venetian Lagoon   After having built the previous high voltage submarine cable link connecting Venice, Murano and Mestre, Energy and telecom cable systems company Prysmian Group has now secured a project for submarine power cable links in the Venetian Lagoon.    Prysmian announced that Terna Rete Italia has confirmed a series of additional work that was originally included as an option to be added to the Venetian Lagoon submarine power cable links project, a contract awarded to the group last year following a European bid.   The new

Prysmian Bolsters Offshore Cable Production

Responding to an increased demand for European offshore wind farms, energy and telecom cable systems manufacturer Prysmian Group has expanded capability at its U.K. production facility in Wrexham to manufacture both 33 kV and 66 kV submarine cable cores used for the inter-array cable connections in offshore wind farms. The new product line will enable the linking and collecting of power produced by offshore wind turbines before onward transmission to the onshore grid.   Llyr Roberts, CEO Prysmian UK comments “Our Wrexham factory has been manufacturing the highest quality cables for

Contract was awarded to Prysmian by the grid operating company NGCP Photo Prysmian Group

Prysmian: CNP-1 Subsea Link Launched in Philippines

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces the successful commissioning of the submarine power cable link to connect Negros and Panay islands in the Philippines. This is the first stage of the project CNP-1 (Cebu-Negros-Panay phase 1), awarded to Prysmian Group by the Filipino grid operating company NGCP (National Grid Corporation of the Philippines). This project is part of a larger development plan provided by NGCP, to strengthen the Country’s power transmission network.   “Prysmian was honored with the award of this project in December

Mike Wilson (Photo: ESS)

‘Early Adopter’ ESS Reaps Benefits of Renewables Switch

off, and we have had great success building the order book of contracted work.”   In the current financial year, ESS has executed a £5 million project on the Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm on behalf of DONG Energy, and extended a trenching scope on an earlier project on behalf of Prysmian Group on Iberdrola’s Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea.   An international infrastructure group also commissioned ESS to design and build a £3 million1500-ton carousel and associated spread to be used in the storage of spare cables required for UK offshore windfarms,

ESS technical director Michael Cowie (Photo: ESS)

Ecosse Subsea Systems Invests In New Jetting Tool

Flak windfarm offshore Denmark.   The Aberdeenshire company has just completed a £5 million ($6.24 mln)  seabed clearance project on behalf of DONG Energy on the Race Bank Offshore Windfarm located off the Norfolk coast and a route clearance and trenching project on behalf of Prysmian Group on the 70-turbine Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea.   The subsea trencher is a modular design, incorporating hydraulically driven track assemblies, a primary burial tool water feed and deployment systems, and a work-class ROV docking interface, compatible with the most widely

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Prysmian Secures Rentel Wind Farm Work

Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract - worth up to 13 M euro - by Tideway B.V. for the Rentel offshore wind farm project. Rentel N.V. was founded by a consortium of Belgian specialists in renewable energy, who have joined forces to develop, finance and operate the Rentel offshore wind project, which holds a 309 MW offshore wind concession in the Belgian North Sea.    The Rentel wind farm is located approximately 34 km from the Port of Zeebrugge and approximately 40 km from Oostende off the Belgian coast. It will consist of 42 Siemens D7 type wind turbines and will produce nearly 309

Ecosse carousel (Photo: ESS)

Ecosse Subsea Systems Wins $3.9m Carousel Contract

offshore Denmark.   The Aberdeenshire company has just completed a £5 million ($6.5 mln) seabed clearance project on behalf of DONG Energy on the Race Bank Offshore Windfarm located off the Norfolk coast and is currently engaged in route clearance and trenching projects on behalf of Prysmian Group on the 70-turbine Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea.  

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ESS Doubles Scope of Wikinger Offshore Work

 Subsea technology specialist Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) said it has extended a trenching scope on the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea with the award of a seabed clearance project.   The Scottish company was awarded a contract last year by main contractor Prysmian Group to carry out pre-cut seabed trenching, prior to cable laying, on Iberdrola’s 70-turbine wind farm offshore Germany. Iberdrola’s global offshore wind projects are managed by ScottishPower Renewables, headquartered in Glasgow.   The initial contract has now doubled in scope with the award of

Bob Conners (Photo: Umbilicals International)

Conners Named CEO of Umbilicals International

umbilicals, cables and hoses to the oil and gas, diving, seismic and defense industries. Conners will be responsible for developing the company’s global umbilicals, and cables business for the offshore, onshore and defense sectors. Formerly Vice President of the SURF Business unit at the Prysmian Group, Conner has 35 years’ experience in a range of senior management roles in engineering companies. This included President of HL Technologies (now Umbilicals international) in 2009 where he successfully developed new business streams in the subsea, seismic and defense sectors

Carlo Pinto Next Geosolutions Sales and Marketing Director Photo Carlo Pinto, Next Geosolutions

Next Geosolutions Wins MONITA Project Contract

Next Geosolutions, an independent geoscience and engineering service provider, has secured a £12million (€15million) survey contract from Prysmian Group for the MONITA Project in the Adriatic Sea.   The project, which is due for completion in Q3 2016 and is the company’s biggest contract win since its establishment in 2014, consists of a 500kV power cable interconnection being constructed between Montenegro and Italy.   Next Geosolutions is contracted to undertake a large geophysical, UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) and geotechnical survey in support of the cable route design

MTR100: Caley Ocean Systems Ltd.

In 2015, Caley successfully developed a compact, self-contained IWOCS Deployment System that is safer and more operationally efficient than a conventional IWOCS. The Caley bespoke, high redundancy cable tensioner system, developed for Prysmian Group, accommodates both cable and outsized bodies, allowing uninterrupted tensioning of the cable during installation. The Company Based in Glasgow, Scotland, and established in 1968, Caley Ocean Systems Ltd. has a strong international reputation as a center of excellence in offshore handling systems for the oil and gas industry; oceanographic, marine

Peter Caluwaerts and Hans Henrik Bruusgaard (Photo: Prysmian Group)

Prysmian Secures Windfarm Contract off Belgium

Prysmian Group has been awarded contracts by Nobelwind NV, an offshore wind farm developer, to supply wind turbine inter array cables for the Bligh Bank 2 offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Zeebrugge in Belgium. Prysmian is responsible for the design, manufacture and supply of the 33 kV submarine cables with various cross-sections to be used to connect the 55 individual wind turbines and an Offshore High Voltage Substation (OHVS) that form the 181.5 MW wind farm located near the existing OHVS of Belwind1. In addition a 33 kV coupling cable shall be supplied for use as a back-up

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