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UK-flagged cable laying vessel, Cable Enterprise, has today started installing a section of the 90-kilometre Ostwind 1 offshore cable system which will connect the 385MW Arkona and the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farms in the German part of the Baltic Sea to an onshore substation in Lubmin, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH reports. The Cable Enetrprise is expected to lay a 27-kilometre section between the 39th and […]
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Prysmian Group announced today the official sail out of the newly upgraded vessel Cable Enterprise from a moored cable laying barge into a DP2 cable laying barge able to manoeuvre with her own propulsion system at the site of work. Following major conversion works, the vessel can now operate autonomously without the need of tugs […]
As recently reported, Prysmian’s cable laying barge Cable Enterprise has been upgraded into a DP2 cable layer at the Viktor Lenac shipyard in Croatia. The upgraded vessel will operate autonomously without the need of tugs during cable laying and will have a total of 9.2 MW of power supplying 6 thrusters. The vessel will keep its ability to ground […]
Croatian Viktor Lenac Shipyard, specialised in ship repair and conversions, successfully completed the conversion of the cable laying barge Cable Enterprise and delivered it to Prysmian on March 13, 2015. Viktor Lenac Shipyard won the project worth more than EUR 22 million in February 2014. The conversion has transformed the Cable Enterprise from a moored cable laying barge into a DP2 cable laying […]
Viktor Lenac Shipyard, specialised in ship repair and conversions, is preparing for the conversion work on Prysmian’s ‘Cable Enterprise’ cable laying barge, which will arrive at the shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia in the following days – a month earlier than scheduled. The conversion will transform the ‘Cable Enterprise’ from a moored cable laying barge into […]
Prysmian Group has invested in conversion of its vessel “Cable Enterprise” from a moored cable laying barge into a DP2 cable laying barge able to use its own propulsion within the work site. “Our objective is to have a more comprehensive control over the supply chain by insourcing a greater part of the installation work […]
Scottish Enterprise (SE) has approval for up to £2,400,000 funding to invest in Marine Energy Array Cabling Solution Development. The Scottish Enterprise is calling for a competitive dialogue, where focus will be to produce practical solutions to the challenge of providing low-cost, safe and effective methods of locating, securing and protecting electrical array cables in […]
Cable laying vessel Cable Enterprise has arrived at Prysmian Group’s factory in Pikkala, Finland, to load the first batch of cables for the IFA2 (Interconnexion France-Angleterre) interconnector project. Over a ten-day period, over 100 kilometres of ± 320 kV DC submarine cables will be loaded onto the vessel. The IFA2 interconnector is a 1GW high voltage direct […]
Prysmian Group has awarded Norway’s Vard with a contract to design and construct one cable laying vessel.
Prysmian will invest more than EUR 170 million in a new cable laying vessel, the company informed today (14 March), saying the vessel is a strategic asset which will, among other things, strengthen Prysmian’s offshore wind project execution capabilities. The new cable laying vessel is expected to be delivered by the second quarter of 2020.
Prysmian’s cable laying vessel Cable Enterprise is getting ready to install the next section of the 130-kilometre subsea cable link which will connect the 900Mw BorWin3 offshore station to the German grid.
Prysmian has enabled its UK production facility in Wrexham, UK, to manufacture both 33 kV and 66 kV submarine cable cores used for the inter-array cable connections in offshore wind farms.
Milan-headquartered cable maker Prysmian has been awarded a contract worth more than EUR 300 million with Réseau de Transport d’Électricité (RTE) to develop submarine cable links to connect three planned offshore wind farms to the mainland power grid in France.
NKT has decided to split the Holding company into two separately listed companies, with the timing of this decision being linked to NKT Cables’ acquisition of ABB’s high-voltage cables business. NKT is the active and long-term owner of three industrial businesses including Nilfisk, NKT Cables, and NKT Photonics. With the acquisition of ABB’s high voltage […]
NKT Cables is acquiring ABB’s global high-voltage cable system business with a total enterprise value of EUR 836 million. ABB’s cable system business offers turnkey solutions including design, engineering, supply, installation, commissioning and service. It had adjusted standalone revenues of USD 524 million (EUR 470m) in 2015, employs around 900 people, and has manufacturing and R&D […]
Next Geosolutions and RMS Submarine are some two months away from wrapping up a 17-month project involving marine surveys for cable route design and engineering of multiple 220kV HVAC grid connections for Arkona and Wikinger offshore wind farms in the western Baltic Sea. Next Geosolutions has been hired by Prysmian, which was awarded a contract to deliver and install the power […]
nkt cables has supplied the 72 kV connector which enables transmission of power from one of the two V164 8MW prototype wind turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind installed in Måde, near Esbjerg, on Denmark’s west coast. The two wind turbines, which are the largest on the market, were put into full operation in April […]
The installation of the Ostwind 1 offshore cable system that will link the 385MW Arkona and the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farms in the German part of the Baltic Sea to an onshore substation in Lubmin is progressing as planned, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH reports. The UK-flagged cable lay vessel Cable Enterprise laid a 27-kilometre segment of […]
Prysmian Group has welcomed a third cable lay vessel, named Ulisse, to its fleet following a EUR 20 million investment. Following the purchase from the ship owner EOS, the flat top barge has been converted into a 120 m by 33 m cable layer at the PaxOcean shipyard in Singapore. Renamed Ulisse, she now has […]
Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract worth around EUR 250 million by TenneT TSO B.V. and Energinet.dk for COBRAcable, the HVDC submarine interconnector that will link Denmark and the Netherlands. The contract awarded to Prysmian involves the turn-key supply and installation of an HVDC bipole – using single core cables with extruded insulation technology – […]
Stromness-based energy and environmental consultancy Aquatera Ltd and Jee Ltd have carried out the deployment and recovery of Jee’s U-tube cabling protection structure in Orkney, thus completing the first phase of a project to investigate cost-effective methods of cable laying for tidal energy arrays. Funded by Scottish Enterprise, the £2.4m Tidal Array Cabling Solution project was […]
Prysmian Group has secured a new award by 50Hertz Offshore GmbH – a subsidiary of 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, transmission grid operator in Germany – worth approximately € 230 million to design, produce and install a power cable system for the offshore wind park cluster West of Adlergrund in the German Baltic Sea. The award comes […]
A collaboration between the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and GnoSys Global Ltd is supporting the development of a new insulation material for power cables to improve their performance in the onshore and offshore renewable energy industries and drive down whole life network costs. New, more reliable electrical connections are needed to meet the growing […]
The UK Business Secretary, Rt Hon Vince Cable, announced the development of a National College for Wind Energy. It will be the first National College dedicated to renewable energy in the UK. The National College, to be based in the Humber area, will provide a ‘hub’ for skills, training and education initiatives. In addition, there […]
Offshore handling systems specialist, Caley Ocean Systems has been awarded a contract by Prysmian Group via its subsidiary Powerlink Services Ltd to supply a number of tensioners for offshore power cable installation. The bespoke, high redundancy system will accommodate both cable and outsized bodies, allowing uninterrupted tensioning of the cable during deepwater installation. With tension […]