Dominion Energy Virginia awarded the largest submarine cable contract in U.S. history to Prysmian Group and DEME Group. The balance of plant (BoP) contract includes the complete package for the transportation and installation of the foundations and the substations and EPC services for the inter-array and export cables for the future largest commercial offshore wind farm in the United States, the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project (CVOW).
“At Prysmian Group, we consider the U.S. central in our growth strategy and the renewed Biden Administration’s strong commitment on the development of infrastructure supporting the energy transition is something really positive. Following the award of the Vineyard submarine offshore project and the SOO Green HVDC link, the Dominion Energy project represents a further confirmation of our major role in helping our customers meet their goals,” said Valerio Battista, CEO, Prysmian Group.
CVOW is located approximately 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. Prysmian Group will provide three 3-core 220-kV HVAC export cables measuring approximately 38 miles each, with XLPE insulation and single-wire armoring, for a total of approximately 348 miles. The company will also supply 198 miles of 3-core 66-kV offshore inter-array cables with XLPE insulation.
“Prysmian Group is an experienced, industry leader and plays a key role in supplying the subsea cables that will help us deliver the clean, renewable offshore wind energy onshore, so it can ultimately reach our customers’ homes and businesses,” said Joshua Bennett, VP of offshore wind, Dominion Energy.
The CVOW project is crucial to helping Virginia meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2045. The offshore wind farm, made up of a total of 176 turbines, could supply clean power to as many as 660,000 households.
The total value of the contract is approximately $1.8 billion, of which around $730 million is related to Prysmian for the cable supply and the installation works under its responsibility. The project is expected to be completed by 2026.
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