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Prysmian awarded two new inter-array projects in Germany and Denmark

PrysmianPrysmian Group, an energy and telecom cable company from Ilna, Italy, has been awarded two new contracts for offshore wind farms in Germany and Denmark.

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Both assignments are for the development of inter-array cable systems to link among the turbines composing the off-shore wind farms, a growing market segment where Prysmian has been focusing on product innovation and new installation assets and capabilities.

For the Merkur offshore wind farm, Prysmian – awarded by Tideway B.V. - will be responsible for the design, engineering, manufacturing, testing and supply of approximately 90 km of 33 kV submarine inter-array cables and related accessories.

Constructed by Merkur Offshore GmbH, the offshore wind farm –located in the German North Sea – will occupy an area of 47 square km and will generate a nominal active power output of approximately 400 MW.

The Horns Rev 3 project is located in the North Sea, approximately 25 km off the coast of Denmark and consists of 49 wind turbines with a total capacity of 406.7 MW, equivalent to the annual consumption of 425,000 Danish households.

The contract awarded to Prysmian by VBMS B.V. – a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. - involves the design and supply of more than 100 km of 33 kV submarine inter-array cables in various cross sections.

n the product innovation field, Prysmian has recently introduced its new EPR insulated 66 kV inter-array cables - the first ready to go to market at this voltage level -that enable up to 15% cost reductions for offshore wind farms.


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