Abundant and inexhaustible, renewable energy resources have the potential to meet global energy needs, while reducing emissions and mitigating climate change.
Offshore wind applications are fundamental in meeting this increasing demand for greener energy. As a world leader in this area, Prysmian has a long-standing track record of offering our customers proven, cost-effective cable designs and operating systems.
Cables are the backbone of the power grids of the future, which are increasingly integrated, smart, and sustainable. The energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy depends on the capability to transmit and dispatch energy from sites where renewable energy is generated to places of consumption. Wind is the most widely used source of energy in this phase of the energy transition. To harness the power generated by offshore windfarms, electricity must be transmitted from the sea (where wind farms are located) to the shore (to the primary distribution grid). This requires specially-developed underwater cables, that often must be laid in water hundreds of meters deep, as well as powerful underground interconnectors.
In keeping with our commitment to sustainability, our pioneering connections to power grids lower the environmental effect of energy supply. Providing mainland energy to locations where otherwise local generation would be needed, such as the building of a power plant, avoids the resulting impact on the local environment. Access to the mainland grids and the large-scale generated power, with invariably lower energy prices, enables utilities to offer a direct economic benefit to consumers.
For Ostwind 1 project, Prysmian has developed a unique submarine cable system to enable smart and green energy to reach thousands of homes and businesses in Germany.