Leonardo da Vinci: a vessel true to its name

Leonardo da Vinci: a vessel true to its name

Categories: Corporate Power Grids

10 Sep 2019

Prysmian firmly believes that its strength is rooted in the quality and the talent of its people, therefore decided to engage all employees in the task of giving a name to its new cutting-edge cable laying vessel.

The challenge was to find a name that represented the vessel outstanding features, supporting the Group’s long-term growth and leadership in the submarine cable installation.

Around 1,700 applicants from all over the world suggested different names, a dedicated committee examined all the applications and finally chose the one that totally fits the requirement: Leonardo da Vinci.

A name that has its roots in Prysmian Group’s history and activity, being linked to engineering, science, innovation, excellence and Italy.

A tribute to the famous Italian genius, inventor, engineer, sculptor, architect, who is globally recognised as a leading figure of the European culture.

A suitable name for a vessel that will be the most advanced cable layer in the market and will reinforce Prysmian’s approach as a one-stop-shop solution provider, able to offer engineering, manufacturing, installation and full monitoring and diagnostic services, strengthening its leadership in the interconnection and offshore wind farm markets.