- Published: 18 June 2019 18 June 2019
Prysmian Group has been awarded a grid connection project worth in region of € 140 million by the Dutch-German grid operator TenneT which will enable the connection of multiple offshore wind farms to the German grid.
The project involves the supply, installation and commissioning of a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) 320 kV XLPE-insulated submarine and land power cable connection, with a transmission capacity of 900 MW, as well as the associated fibre optic cable system, comprising a land route of 30 km and a subsea route of 100 km. The turnkey connections will link the offshore converter platform DolWin epsilon, located approximately 100 km offshore in the German North Sea, to the mainland Emden/Ost converter station, with the purpose of transmitting the generated renewable energy into the German grid. Offshore installation activities will be performed by two of the Group’s cable laying vessels — Cable Enterprise, for deep water installation, and Ulisse, for shallow water activities. Completion of the project is scheduled for the middle of 2024.