Prysmian Group cuts steel for its new record-breaking cable laying vessel


It wasn’t a ribbon cutting but a steel cutting ceremony that officially started the construction of Prysmian Group’s new cable layer, which is expected to enter operations in 2021.

On May 15th at Vard’s shipyard in Tulcea (Romania), managers of Prysmian Group and Vard, a Fincantieri company, attended this important milestone that marks the start of construction works of the fourth vessel that will reinforce the Group’s fleet.

 “We are thrilled to begin the construction of our new flagship in Tulcea” stated Sebastiano Aleo, Head of Submarine Systems installations Projects, Prysmian Group, after pushing the start button of the laser cutter. “This vessel will be the most advanced cable layer in the world: it could not be otherwise, since it is the result of the cooperation of Prysmian and Vard, two global leaders in their respective industries” added Aleo.

Thanks to a series of cutting-edge design features , the 171-metre vessel will boost Prysmian Group’s capability of our submarine cable operations, while supporting the company’s long-term growth in the submarine cable installation industry.