Prysmian to connect floating offshore wind farm to local power grid

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract worth more than $34 million by Provence Grand Large, a floating offshore wind farm project located in South France, which is part of EDF Renewables, for the development of a turn-key submarine cable system.

The system to be supplied includes 1.8 miles of submarine dynamic inter-array cables and 11.8 miles of export cables for a total of 13.6 miles, in addition to the land cables for a route of 5.6 miles. 

All submarine cables will be produced in Prysmian Group’s centers of excellence in Drammen (Norway) and Vilanova (Spain), while the land cables will be manufactured in the Gron plant (France).

The PGL project comprises also of a full combined PRY-CAM permanent monitoring system, developed in close collaboration with the customer. All inter-array connections will be permanently monitored using PRY-CAM innovative solutions for Partial Discharge (PD) measurement, Distributed Temperature (DTS) and Acoustic Sensing (DAS) to measure all key operating parameters of the whole cable system.

Commissioning is scheduled in 2021, conditional upon the signing of the contract, which is expected in summer 2019. Once completed, the floating offshore wind farm will provide 24 MW of clean, safe and reliable energy to more than 40,000 households in France fostering the growing industry of renewable energy sources.

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