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Prysmian is a preferred bidder to supply cable for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm project

The Prysmian Group reports that it has signed a preferred bidder agreement with RWE Renewables Sofia Offshore Wind Farm—the world’s second biggest offshore wind farm developer—for the development of the turn-key high voltage submarine and land export cable connection worth over €200 million for the project.

A press release said that the project will require more than 440 km of ±320 kV submarine export cables with XLPE insulation, and 15 km of ±320 kV land cables with P-Laser insulation. All the submarine cables will be produced at Prysmian Group’s Centre of Excellence in Pikkala, Finland, while the land cables will be manufactured at the Gron plant in France. The offshore cable operations will be performed using the Leonardo da Vinci, Prysmian’s new cutting-edge cable laying vessel that is the most capable in the market and is able to offer enhanced project versatility. Commissioning of the project is scheduled for late 2024.

The 1.4 GW offshore wind farm is located 195 km from the nearest point on the U.K.’s North East coast, the shallow central area of the North Sea known as Dogger Bank. The project is RWE Renewables’ largest single offshore wind project under development so far, as well as the farthest from shore. Once it becomes operational in 2025, it will be able to generate enough power to supply over 1.2 million homes with renewable electricity.

“The development of grid infrastructures for the transmission and distribution of electric power from renewable sources is strategically important, and positions Prysmian as the leading company for the energy transition,” said Hakan Ozmen, EVP Projects BU, Prysmian.

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