Prysmian Group has finalised its contract agreement with RWE Renewables, worth over €200 million, for the development of the turnkey high voltage submarine and land export cable connection for the 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm project. The Group had announced its preferred bidder agreement in November 2020.

Prysmian Group will be responsible for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of an HVDC symmetrical monopole cable system to connect Sofia’s offshore converter sation with the converter station in Teesside. The project involves more than 440 km of ±320 kV submarine export cables with XLPE insulation, and 15 km of ±320 kV land cables with P-Laser insulation

The offshore cable operations will be performed using the Leonardo da Vinci, Prysmian’s new cutting-edge cable laying vessel that is said to be the most capable in the market. Commissioning of the project is scheduled for the end of 2026.