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SOO Green HVDC Link has announced the selection of Prysmian Group as its preferred supplier of high-voltage direct current cable systems for its transmission project to be installed underground along existing railroad rights of way.
The 2,100MW interregional project will connect the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) serving the central US, to the eastern PJM Interconnection. SOO Green will deliver renewable energy to population centers from Chicago to the mid-Atlantic region. The construction part of the project, currently under finalisation, will be performed by Jingoli Power. Prysmian will be responsible for the full turnkey contract. The 350-mile-long project will require 700 miles of paired ±525 kV cross-linked polyethylene class cables installed underground primarily along existing railroad rights-of-way connecting SOO Green’s converter station in northern Iowa to its Illinois converter station just west of Chicago. Cable production for the project is expected to start in 2023. The projects has a contract value of approximately US $900 million. SOO Green HVDC Link is owned by investment funds managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Siemens Energy, and Jingoli Power.
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