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Prysmian has been awarded a contract worth more than € 300 million with Réseau de Transport d'Électricité (RTE) to develop submarine cable links to connect three planned offshore wind farms to the mainland power grid in France. The three projects, Fécamp, Calvados and Saint Nazaire, are to be individually triggered during the period of the contract.

Prysmian will be responsible for the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of two HV export power cable links for each of the three offshore wind farms covering both the submarine and land routes. The submarine cable links consist of High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) 220 kV three-core cables with XLPE insulation and single wire armouring. The submarine cables will be produced in Arco Felice, Italy and Pikkala, Finland. The cables for the land sections will be manufactured in Gron, France. Delivery of the cables is expected during the period 2018 and 2020 with commissioning between 2019 and 2022. For the marine installation, Prysmian intend to use its own Cable Enterprise, a DP 2 vessel for cable laying activities.

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