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Prysmian in Copenhagen for EWEA Offshore 2015
Submarine Cable NewsFeed - Submarine Power Cables
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 09:53

Prysmian Group will showcase its state-of-the-art range of products and services for the wind power industry at the 2015 biannual European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Offshore Event, taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from March 10 to 12.

Long-term growth perspectives in the renewable sector and business development strategy have taken the Group to further strengthen commitment to this strategic and added-value market. Prysmian, therefore, will be present with an enlarged portfolio of products and services. This will include AC and DC power transmission submarine cable systems 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. The company will also show its new Feltoflex HV cable system for moveable interconnection between platforms.

Special focus will also be dedicated to the Group's portfolio of EPR (ethylene-propylene rubber) cable solutions for inter-array applications. 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 70s, 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 Group's commitment to supporting the realization 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 the Cable Enterprise which is almost ready to start work. Prysmian can now 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.

EWEA Offshore 2015 comes at a very important time for the Group which has recently announced the successful commissioning and handover of the first and the second HVDC offshore grid connections for the BorWin2 and HelWin1 wind farms in Germany. Another two DC offshore grid connection projects, SylWin1 and HelWin2, are near completion and are scheduled to start commercial operation during the first half of 2015. Prysmian is currently also implementing the HVDC cable systems for the DolWin3 and BorWin3 projects.