Prysmian Group has been awarded a new contract by Jersey Electricity plc for the Normandie 1 project to provide electricity to the Channel Island of Jersey from the French mainland.
The project involves the turnkey supply and installation of an HVAC cable connection from Surville in France to Archirondel. It will consist of 28 km of 90 kV 3-core land and submarine cable in a single length as well as related network components and specialist jointing works.
Prysmian will provide design, supply and commissioning of the submarine and land cable connections as part of a larger contract worth almost € 28 million, awarded to the consortium of Prysmian and VBMS. VBMS will perform the marine cable laying operations, including protection and landfall activities.
The new cable will replace the obsolete Normandie 1 interconnector and its 100 MW capacity will be shared by the islands of Jersey and Guernsey under the CIEG (Channel Islands Electricity Grid) partnership agreement, which is the vehicle through which the local utilities procure power from EDF in France.
The award follows the successful completion of the Normandie 3 link, also provided by Prysmian, in 2014, as part of a significant 10 year investment program by Jersey Electricity in their transmission network infrastructure.