Submarine Cable Solutions

A new turnkey solution to prevent subsea cables damages and minimize downtime and costs in case of interruptions of energy availability.

 

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In an increasingly interconnected and decentralised energy environment, submarine cables play a critical role to enable power transmission via interconnectors or from offshore wind farms. Laid down in extreme water depths conditions hundreds of metres under sea level, subsea cables are threatened by high risk of damages, as proven by the 90 cable damages occurred in the last 7 years totaling over €350 mn claim to insurances.

Preventing this kind of events and being able to resolve them minimising downtime is crucial to TSO and offshore facilities operators, which might suffer severe losses from interruptions of energy availability.

Prysmian Group combined full high-tech monitoring capabilities with preventive and reactive maintenance services in a unique and effective solution, Power Link Cable Solutions, to provide a complete effective management of subsea cable damages, from detection to recovery, that dramatically lowers downtime and remarkably reduces total cost of ownership.

 

Power Link Cable Solutions: unmatched performances

 

A turnkey solution to protect your business

 

Power Link Cable Solutions is the result of the Group’s subsea cables know-how, cutting-edge technologies, deep water installations and maintenance capabilities all integrated in a one-stop service provider package.

We are able to offer:

Permantent Surveillance

Power Link Cable Solutions offers a complete set of cloud-based asset monitoring systems, providing a 24/7 remote control of subsea cables, with a full team of Prysmian specialists capable to read and interpret collected data.

This service, based on PRY-CAM solutions, represents a revolution in asset management as it features non-invasive measurement ad provides accuracy and deep diagnostic information. It includes programmed intervention preventing any faults and system malfunctions.

 

Preventive Maintenance

Prysmian set up in Middlesbrough, UK, a marine base fully equipped with all what is needed for maintenance interventions, including spares storage and management:

  • Multiple sheltered storage areas for cables and accessories
  • Easy access to facility from sea, easy loading/offloading of spares and equipment
  • Accessibility to service providers for VOO mob/demob and providers for Survey Equipment/Services
  • Additional planned and recurring surveys that verify the state of the system and rectify any possible issues that could lead to future cable faults.

Immediate Repair

Prysmian has the capability to react promptly, thanks to a dedicated task-force located at a marine base on the UK East Coast.

Following the notification of an interruption of power availability to Power Link Cable Solutions’ 24/7 call centre, Prysmian crews are able to mobilise the DP2 vessel within just 5 days, so it can arrive at the required destination within an additional 2-3 days.That means we are ready on-site in no more than 10 days. And, thanks to in-house resources and personnel, Prysmian is able to perform all repair activities more quickly and efficiently than anyone else in the industry.

Prysmian’s cable monitoring systems are based on PRY-CAM solutions: a set of cutting-edge products for condition-assessment and asset management that incorporate state-of-the-art monitoring technologies.

 

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Power Link Cable Solutions maintenance base

  • State of-the-art vessel for periodical survey
  • A permanent engineering and offshore installation team 
  • Management and periodical check of spares

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  • Dedicated vessel, equipped with cable repair/lay spread for operations in deep water, ready on-site in 10 days
  • 24/7 dedicated team of jointers ready to intervene on-site
  • Maximised efficiency and effectiveness of response in case of damages
  • Guaranteed time for repair and recovery 70% lower than  industry average

 

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Power Link Cable Solutions offers all the advantages of a single partner, combined with the commitment of the world leader in the cable industry, boosting world-class expertise in offshore submarine connections from design, to manufacturing, installation and testing.

As a single-source service provider partnering with major companies around the world, Prysmian offers a single point of contact in the most advanced projects. Thanks to its capability to manage all other suppliers and contractors, Prysmian can abate the risk of the projects and ensure efficient, on-time delivery, from feasibility studies to final installation.

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