Prysmian Cables and Systems wins NY-NJ power link contract

UK-based Prysmian Cables and Systems has been awarded a contract worth in excess of $175m (£108.4m) by Hudson Transmission Partners for the development of a new strategic underground and submarine power link, between New York City and the New Jersey transmission grid, as part of a larger contract awarded to the consortium of Prysmian and Siemens Energy.

Prysmian will be responsible for the design, supply and installation of a 345kV High Voltage Alternate Current (HVAC) land and submarine transmission line that will run along a total route of approximately 7.5 miles (13km) to transfer 660MW of existing power from the transmission grid in Ridgefield, New Jersey, to New York City.

Siemens will build the back-to-back converter station located in Ridgefield, New Jersey.

The project is expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2013.