State-of-the-art solutions for turn-key offshore wind grid connections on display ---- Ready to support ongoing and upcoming Offshore Wind Projects with investments, long term commitment and enhanced turn-key capabilities
Milan, 23 June, 2015 - Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, will be present at 2015 RenewableUK Global Offshore Wind Conference and Exhibition in London, from June 24 to 25 (booth 58) with its state-of-the-art range of products and services for the offshore wind power industry.
Long term growth perspectives in the offshore wind energy industry in UK - projections see a total of around 8 GW of capacity installed by 2016 and around 18 GW installed by 2020 - have led Prysmian Group to further strengthen its commitment to this strategic and added-value market. Prysmian, therefore, will be present at Global Offshore Wind 2015 with an extended portfolio of products and services. This will include AC and DC power transmission submarine cable systems used in all major offshore wind grid connections up to 320 kV.
Special focus will also be dedicated to the Group's portfolio of EPR (ethylene-propylene rubber) cable solutions for inter-array applications, 3-core HVAC cable solutions up to 200 kV and the new Feltoflex HV cable system for moveable interconnection between platforms. For inter-array connections at 66 kV voltage level Prysmian offers its EPR insulated 3-core submarine cables, which are a proven, reliable and cost effective solution. Proven, because the product's track record dates back to the early 70's, reliable because products are fully qualified up to Um 72.5 kV according to all major international standards, cost-effective because the proposed solution is wet design, therefore lead free, lighter and smaller cables.
The company will also show and advanced turbine cabling solutions with high resistance to abrasion, UV radiations, corrosion, bending and torsion stress for increased efficiency, reliability and safety, specifically designed to meet highly demanding conditions of plants and installation areas.
Global Offshore Wind 2015 comes at a very important time for the Group, which has recently announced the successful commissioning and handover of three HVDC offshore grid connections in Germany, BorWin2, HelWin1 and SylWin1. Another DC offshore grid connection project, HelWin2, is near completion and is scheduled to start commercial operation in summer 2015. Prysmian is currently also implementing the HVDC cable systems for the DolWin3 and BorWin3 projects.
The Group's commitment to supporting the realisation of strategic projects for the development of renewable energy and offshore wind farms is also reflected in recent enhancements of its installation capability. Prysmian has invested more than € 30 million in the past few years to upgrade its cable-laying ship Cable Enterprise, which has recently sailed out to start working. Prysmian, now, can rely on two cable-laying vessels: the Giulio Verne, the cable ship with the largest operation capacity in the world, and the Cable Enterprise specifically designed for the installation works required for the interconnections on offshore wind parks.