Prysmian reaps €250m BorWin3 deal

Italy’s Prysmian Group said the contract for cabling the BorWin 3 offshore wind grid-link project will be worth more than €250m ($346m), after it was awarded the German North Sea work by TenneT.

The project involves supply, installation and commissioning of a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) 320kV extruded submarine and land power bipole connection, plus an associated fibre-optic cable system, comprising 29km on land and a subsea link of 130km.

The power link will run from the land at Emden Ost in Lower Saxony to the converter platform, approximately 120km offshore

Cable laying will be performed using the newly upgraded Cable Enterprise DP 2 vessel.

Completion of the installation is scheduled by October 2017 and the BorWin 3 project will be run from Prysmian's offices in Hamburg, the company said.

BorWin 3 is its second grid connection project from TenneT to follow the same route, running directly parallel to the DolWin3 project the Italian group was awarded last year.

Yesterday TenneT said it had hired Siemens to build the link, working in conjunction with Petrofac.