Ailes Marines selects Prysmian as supplier of inter-wind turbine submarine cables for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm.
This €80 million contract reinforces the Prysmian Group's position 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 Saint-Brieuc Bay offshore wind farm, has just signed an 80 million euro contract with the Prysmian Group, a world leader in the power and telecommunication cable systems industry, to supply the inter-wind turbine cables for the Saint-Brieuc wind farm.
From design to installation
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 and the Vineyard offshore wind farm in the state of Massachusetts, USA.
A partnership based on trust
Prysmian will provide a complete turnkey package including the design, supply, installation and all testing for the commissioning of the 90 km of 66 kV three-core subsea High Voltage AC (HVAC) high voltage three-core cable with XLPE insulation. The phases of the cables (cores and insulation) will be manufactured in the Prysmian Group's plants located in Montereau-Fault-Yonne and Gron (France), and the final assembly of the three-core cables will be carried out in Nordenham (Germany). Delivery and commissioning are scheduled for the end of 2022.
Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm
The Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm will be located in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc in Brittany, 16.3 kilometres off the French coast. When completed, the wind farm, with a total capacity of 496 MW, will produce 1,820 GWh per year, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 835,000 inhabitants. Installation work will take several months and will continue until 2022. The wind farm will be fully operational in 2023.
"This contract once again confirms our technological lead, which we are putting at the service of the energy transition in France, as well as our ability to provide our customers with high-performance, locally manufactured solutions. »
"This contract marks a major milestone for Prysmian, it proves that our ambition to become a supplier 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 carry twice as much power as 33 kV cables. »
"The contract with Prysmian for the inter-wind turbine cables for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm is another important milestone that proves once again that Ailes Marines is determined to invest in the "green" revival of the French economy and industry while contributing to the objective of achieving zero net emissions thanks to renewable energies. »
About Ailes Marines
Winner of a national tender with the Baie de Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm project, AILES MARINES is in charge of the development, construction, installation and operation of the offshore wind farm. It is a simplified joint stock company (SAS), 100% owned by IBERDROLA Key figures for the Baie de Saint-Brieuc offshore wind project: - 75 km2 area - 62 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines, of 8 MW unit capacity - 496 MW installed capacity - 1,820 GWh/year output, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 835,000 inhabitants (including heating) All information concerning the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm project developed by the company Ailes Marines is available on the website https://ailes-marines.bzh/ You can follow Ailes Marines news on twitter @AilesMarines
- 75 km2 in area
- 62 8 MW Siemens-Gamesa wind turbines
- 496 MW of installed capacity
- 1,820 GWh/year of production, i.e. the annual electricity consumption of 835,000 inhabitants (including heating)
The Prysmian Group is a global leader in the cable systems industry for energy and telecom. With nearly 140 years of experience, sales of more than 11 billion Euros, nearly 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries and 112 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in the high-tech markets and offers the widest range of products, services, technologies and know-how. It operates in the fields of submarine and underground cables and power transmission and distribution systems, special cables for applications in various industries, and medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors.
In the telecom industry, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for audio/video and data transmission systems, with a full range of fiber optic, 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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