Prysmian Group cuts steel for its new record-breaking cable laying vessel

Steel cutting for Leonardo da Vinci

It wasn’t a ribbon cutting but a steel cutting ceremony that officially started the construction of Prysmian Group’s new cable laying vessel, Leonardo da Vinci, which is expected to enter operations in 2021.

On May 15th at Vard’s shipyard in Tulcea (Romania), managers of Prysmian Group and Vard, a Fincantieri company, attended this important milestone that marks the start of construction works of the fourth vessel that will reinforce the Group’s fleet.

Finally, we started the construction of our new flagship in Tulcea” stated Sebastiano Aleo, Head of Submarine Systems Installation in BU Projects, Prysmian Group, after pushing the start button of the laser cutter. “Leonardo da Vinci will be the most advanced cable laying vessel in the world: it could not be otherwise, since it is the result of the cooperation of Prysmian and Vard, two global leaders in their respective industries” added Aleo.

Thanks to a series of cutting-edge design features, the 171-metres vessel will boost Prysmian Group’s capability of our submarine cable operations, while supporting the company’s long-term growth in the submarine cable installation industry.