Prysmian Scoops EUR 550 Mln NSN Link Prize

Prysmian has been awarded a new contract worth around €550 million, for an HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) submarine interconnector that will link Norway and the UK, by Statnett SF and National Grid NSN Link.

“This important milestone reconfirms our prominent role in the submarine cables sector, as well as acknowledging our reputation and the trust invested by the market in our know-how and execution capabilities.” states Massimo Battaini Senior Vice President Energy Projects at Prysmian Group. “We are very pleased and proud of having been chosen to undertake this challenging project by reputed and long standing customers.“

The contract awarded to Prysmian involves the turn-key supply and installation of a total of around 950 km of submarine and land cables in two sections (over 470 km route length in total) of the overall NSN Link route length.

The interconnection comprises of an HVDC bipole, using single core cables with Mass Impregnated (M.I.) paper insulation, that will operate at the voltage level of ±525 kV with a rating of 1400 MW.

All cables will be produced in the Arco Felice factory (Naples, Italy). The main marine cable laying will be performed by the Group’s owned “Giulio Verne” cable-laying vessel. The delivery and commissioning of the system is scheduled to be completed within September 2021.

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