Prysmian Group, an energy and telecom cable systems company, successfully completed the installation and HV testing activities at Vineyard Wind 1, the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in the United States. Located more than 15 miles off the coast of Massachusetts, Vineyard Wind consists of an array of 62 wind turbines that will generate 800 MW of electricity and power over 400,000 homes.
The project, worth approximately upwards of $210 million, was awarded to Prysmian Group in May 2019 by Vineyard Wind, LLC. The contract included the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of an HVAC (high voltage alternating current) cable system composed of two 220-kV three-core cables with extruded XLPE insulation that will deliver clean energy to the mainland power grid in the United States.
“We are proud to have completed such an important and strategic project that confirms the United States’ acceleration towards the energy transition. Following the successful completion of the Viking Link cable operation, Prysmian further confirms its capability to smoothly execute important projects included in its portfolio,” said Hakan Ozmen, EVP of projects BU, Prysmian Group.
The 134-km submarine power cables were manufactured at Prysmian Group’s centers in Pikkala, Finland, and Arco Felice, Italy, while marine installation operations were performed by Prysmian Group’s Cable Enterprise and Ulisse cable laying vessels.
“With Vineyard Wind 1, we have demonstrated to the market our ability to bring our expertise, state-of-the-art cable technology and installation capabilities to the U.S. market. Thanks to our investment in a new cable plant located at Brayton Point, Massachusetts, we are committed to reinforcing our footprint in the U.S., supporting the growing offshore wind market,” said Alberto Boffelli, head of project operations, projects BU, Prysmian Group.
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