Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract worth a total of around €140 million by the Turkish utility TEIAS for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of two high-voltage submarine power cable links, one between Europe and Asia, the other across the Izmit Gulf in Asia. The official signing ceremony, followed by an immediate notice to proceed, is expected to take place this month.. Completion of both contracts is expected to take place during 2023.
The first project – Dardanelles III – includes the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the third high-voltage submarine power cable link between Europe and Asia across the Dardanelles strait in Turkey. The cable link consists of a double circuit with a rating of 1000 MW for each leg over a total route of 4.2 km – 4 km submarine and 0.2 km on land.
The second project – Izmit Gulf Crossing – includes the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a high-voltage submarine power cable link that will be installed nearby the Osman Gazi Bridge, in the Izmit Gulf, Turkey. The cable consists of a double circuit with a rating of 1000 MW for leg and covers a total route of 14 km – 4 km submarine and 10 km on land.
These projects will complement the interconnections developed by Prysmian for TEIAS in past years (Dardanelles II and Dardanelles I), and together are expected to ensure reliable and cost-effective power flows between Asia and Europe.
Each link consists of two 400 kV HVAC single-core cables with XLPE insulation and single wire armouring. The submarine cables will be produced at Prysmian’s centre of excellence in Pikkala (Finland), while the land cables will be produced in Gron (France). Offshore installation operations will be performed by one of the Group’s cable laying vessels.