Press release

Ailes Marines chooses Prysmian as supplier of submarine inter-wind cables for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm.

This contract worth 80 million euros strengthens the position of the Prysmian Group as a major player in the energy transition in France.

Saint-Brieuc / Paris / Milan – May 27, 2020 – Ailes Marines , in charge of the development, construction, installation and operation of the offshore wind farm in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, has just signed with the Prysmian Group, world leader in the power and telecommunications cable systems industry, an 80 million euro contract to supply the inter-wind turbine cables for the Saint-Brieuc wind farm.

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This contract also reinforces the long and fruitful collaboration between the Prysmian Group and Iberdrola Renovables, sole shareholder of the project company Ailes Marines . Iberdrola Renovables has already entrusted Prysmian with several projects in recent years, such as the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, as well as the Vineyard offshore wind farm, located in the state of Massachusetts, in the United States.

A partnership of trust

Prysmian will provide a complete turnkey offer including design, supply, installation and all tests for the commissioning of 90 km of 66 kV high voltage alternating current (HVAC) three-pole submarine cables ) with XLPE insulation. The phases of the cables (cores and insulation) will be manufactured in the Prysmian group factories located in Montereau-Fault-Yonne and Gron (France), then the final assembly of the three-core cables will be carried out in Nordenham (Germany). Delivery and commissioning are planned for the end of 2022.

The Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm

The Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm will be located in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc in Brittany, 16.3 kilometers off the French coast. Once completed, the wind farm, with a total capacity of 496 MW, will produce 1,820 GWh per year, the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of 835,000 inhabitants. The installation work will last several months and continue until 2022. The wind farm will be fully operational in 2023.

“This contract once again confirms our technological advance, which we put at the service of the energy transition in France, as well as our ability to provide our customers with high-performance solutions manufactured locally. »

Hakan Ozmen

Executive Vice President of the Projects commercial division within the Prysmian Group

“This contract marks an important milestone for Prysmian, it proves that our ambition to become a provider of a turnkey solution, covering the entire supply chain, is credible and sustainable in the long term. Our 66 kV inter-wind turbine cable system can transport twice as much energy compared to 33 kV cables. »

Olivier Angoulevant

Director of the Offshore Wind Energy division

“The contract with Prysmian concerning the inter-wind turbine cables for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm is a new important step which proves once again that Ailes Marines is determined to invest in the “green” recovery of the economy and industry in France while contributing to the objective of achieving net zero emissions thanks to renewable energies. »

Javier Garcia Perez

President of Ailes Marines and International Offshore Director of Iberdrola

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About Ailes Marines

Winner in April 2012 of a national call for projects with the Saint-Brieuc Bay offshore wind farm project, AILES MARINES is in charge of the development, construction, installation and operation of the park. offshore wind farm. It is a simplified joint stock company (SAS), 100% owned by IBERDROLA.
The key figures of the Saint-Brieuc Bay offshore wind project:

  • 75 km2 of area
  • 62 Siemens-Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines
  • 496 MW of installed power
  • 1,820 GWh/year of production, i.e. the annual electricity consumption of 835,000 inhabitants (heating included)
Prysmian

About Prysmian

The Prysmian Group is a global leader in the energy and telecoms cable systems industry. With nearly 140 years of experience, a turnover of more than 11 billion euros, nearly 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries and 112 factories, the Group is strongly positioned in high technology markets and offers the widest range of products, services, technologies and extensive know-how. It operates in the areas of submarine and underground cables and electricity transmission and distribution systems, special cables for applications in different industries and medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. .

In the telecoms industry, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for audio/video and data transmission systems, with a full range of fiber optic cables, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. Prysmian is a joint stock company listed on the Italian Stock Exchange on the FTSE MIB Stock Index.

 

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    Corporate and Business Communications Director
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    lorenzo.caruso@prysmiangroup.com
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    Investor Relations Director
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