Enabling the energy transition

SUSTAINABILITY

Prysmian as enabler of the energy transition

The ambition of Prysmian is to act as enabler for accelerating the energy transition, while also creating business value, by supporting the development of greener and smarter power grids with innovative cable technologies to cover longer distances and sea depths, ensuring higher performances, reliability and sustainability.

This ambition is translated in our everyday business activities by providing clean energy where it is needed, all over the world.

OUR MAIN PROJECTS & SOLUTIONS

EolMed Project

Prysmian Group is consolidating its position in the floating offshore wind market with the development of an export submarine power cable system for the EolMed project, located in the Mediterranean Sea, 18 kilometres off the French coast of Gruissan, that is scheduled to be up and running in 2023. This is Prysmian’s third floating wind project, following the Kincardine and Provence Grand Large wind farms.

OUR MAIN PROJECTS & SOLUTIONS

P-Laser, a 100% recyclable cable

P-Laser is the first 100% recyclable, eco-sustainable, high-performance cable technology based on HPTE (High Performance Thermoplastic Elastomer). With a solid history in MV application, this is a fully qualified high-performance insulation system that has evolved over the years in a comprehensive HVDC development program of rigorous testing and extensive trials.

OUR MAIN PROJECTS & SOLUTIONS

German Corridors

Prysmian’s decade-long effort to engineer a more sustainable cable for the energy transition came to fruition last year with P-Laser cable technology being selected for two out of the three awards for the German Corridors’ energy projects, consisting of three ±525 kV underground DC cables systems. These massive three-part interconnectors deliver clean electricity from the North Sea region - where clean wind energy is generated - to cities and factories hundreds of kilometers away in the south - where energy is consumed.

OUR MAIN PROJECTS & SOLUTIONS

SOO Green HVDC Link

Prysmian was also selected as the preferred supplier of high-voltage direct current cable systems, to be installed underground along existing railroad rights of way, for the US largest transmission infrastructure project, SOO Green HVDC Link. SOO Green will deliver abundant, low-cost renewable energy to population centers from Chicago to the mid-Atlantic region.

OUR MAIN PROJECTS & SOLUTIONS

Innovation is key to sustainability

Making all of Prysmian’s cables eco-friendlier is a key goal for Prysmian’s R&D team, who has been working hard on the ‘Lead Less’ technology, which eliminates the need for lead in energy cables. In the meanwhile, we also worked to replace steel armour for submarine cables with a lighter and more sustainable synthetic material. This effort paid off in September 2020, when Prysmian’s high depth submarine technology ±150 kV three-core submarine cable with synthetic armour was successfully installed at a water depth of nearly 1000 meters, connecting the Greek mainland and the island of Crete.

OUR MAIN PROJECTS & SOLUTIONS

Leonardo da Vinci

The 171-metres ship reinforces Prysmian’s project execution capability and its one-stop-shop solution provider approach. This new strategic asset will boost the capability of Prysmian’s submarine cable operations while reducing costs and timetables for clients due to the ship’s larger loads. The first mission assigned to the Leonardo da Vinci vessel is the installation of the Viking Link submarine cable connection between the UK and Denmark, the world’s longest power interconnection.

Prysmian Group Energy Transition whitepaper by Prysmian Group on Scribd

Enabling the energy transition