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Connecting First French offshore wind farms to mainland

Prysmian Group has been awarded the contract to develop submarine cable links to connect the three planned offshore wind farms to the power grid in Mainland France.

SEPTEMBER 2017

Prysmian have reached an all-time high, being awarded the contract, worth more than €300 million, with Réseau de Transport d’Électricité to develop submarine cable links to connect the three planned offshore wind farms to the mainland power grid in mainland France (Fécamp, Calvados and Saint Nazaire).
The links will consist of High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) 220 kV three-core cables with XLPE insulation and single wire armouring.

Such a big news that Massimo Battaini, SVP of Prysmian Energy Projects, commented with these words:
“We are proud to support RTE in this important challenge. We are already widely involved in the provision of reliable and more sustainable power connections in France, through the realization of the France-Spain and the Italy-France interconnectors. The offshore wind market in France is a new, promising development in this segment, and this contract not only consolidates our relationship with RTE but also reaffirms Prysmian’s world leadership in providing HV submarine cable solutions.”

“We are already widely involved in the provision of reliable
and more sustainable power connections in France,
 through the realization of the France-Spain and the Italy-France interconnectors”

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Massimo Battaini

SVP of Prysmian Energy Projects


The future cable links will be produced in the Group’s centres of excellence in Arco Felice, Italy and Pikkala, Finland. The cables for the land sections will be manufactured in Gron, France.

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