Prysmian wins grid-connection contract

Energy-cable company Prysmian has been awarded a project worth in excess of €200m (£166m) by the German transmission-system operator Transpower for the grid-connection project Borwin2, 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 more than €0.5bn, awarded to the consortium between Prysmian and power company Siemens Energy.

Siemens will deliver the Voltage Sourced Converter system, with an accordant capacity of 800MW.

The turnkey connection will link the Offshore Wind Parks Veja Mate and Global Tech 1, located 125km offshore, to the mainland, with the purpose of transmitting wind-generated renewable power into the German grid.