Prysmian awarded German grid-connection project

Prysmian, a provider of energy and telecommunications cables, has been awarded a project worth in excess of €150m (£130m) by the German transmission-system operator Transpower, for the grid-connection project Helwin1, linking two offshore wind farms in the North Sea to mainland Germany.

Prysmian will provide complete supply, installation and commissioning of the submarine and land-cable connections as part of a larger contract worth approximately €0.5bn, awarded to the consortium of Prysmian and power company Siemens Energy.

Siemens will deliver the Voltage Sourced Converter system, with a rating of 576MW.

The turnkey connection will first link the Offshore Wind Park Nord See Ost − located about 85km offshore − to the mainland, with the purpose of transmitting wind-generated renewable power into the German grid.