Cape Wind’s Cable Work Awarded to Prysmian and Caldwell Marine
Prysmian Cables and Systems USA has been awarded the contract for the eventual supply of the inter-array and export power cables for the Cape Wind’s offshore wind farm, while Caldwell Marine International has been awarded the contract for the installation of the project’s underwater cables.
The onshore transmission cables would be manufactured by Prysmian at its High Voltage manufacturing facility based in Abbeville, South Carolina and installed by its New Jersey based installation team in a series of duct banks between the point of landfall and the electric grid interconnection at the NSTAR Barnstable substation. The duct banks will be constructed by Falmouth-based Lawrence-Lynch Corp., under an agreement Cape Wind previously announced.
New Jersey-based Caldwell Marine International will install the submarine inter-array and export cables using specialized vessels and equipment. For Caldwell Marine International, which has 30 years of experience in the installation of specialized underwater cable, offshore wind represents a new growth area for their company.
Press release, March 14, 2014; Image: OceanWind (Illustration)