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Prysmian to Develop Submarine Power Cable Connections for Wind Farm in the Irish Sea

Prysmian, a worldwide leading Group in the sector of cables and systems for energy and telecommunications, has been awarded a major project by Ormonde Energy Ltd (a Vattenfall AB owned company) for the development of submarine power cable connections for the new Ormonde Wind Farm project.

The contract amounts to €27 million with the delivery of cables expected during 2010. The Ormonde Wind Farm is located approximately 10 km West of Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness, in the Irish Sea, and it is rated at 150 MW. In particular, Prysmian is involved in the design and supply of 33-kV inter-array cable to connect the 30 turbines making up the wind farm and the 132-kV export cable to connect the project to the mainland grid. The cables will be manufactured at the Prysmian submarine cables factory based in Arco Felice, Italy.

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