Prysmian Group has successfully completed installation and HV testing activities at Vineyard Wind 1, the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in the USA. Located 15 miles off the coast of Massachusetts, Vineyard Wind is an 800 MW array of 62 WTGs.?The project was awarded to Prysmian Group in May 2019 by Vineyard Wind, LLC: it will help to reduce carbon emissions by more than 1.6 million tonnes per year.
The contract included the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of a high voltage alternating current cable system composed of two 220 kV three-core cables with extruded XLPE insulation.
The 134 km submarine power cables were manufactured at Prysmian Group's centres of excellence in Pikkala, Finland, and Arco Felice, Italy, while marine installation operations were performed by Prysmian Group's Cable Enterprise and Ulisse cable laying vessels.
“[With] our investment in a new cable plant located at Brayton Point, Massachusetts, we are committed to reinforcing our footprint in the USA, supporting the growing offshore wind market,” said Alberto Boffelli, head of Project Operations, Projects BU, Prysmian Group.