Prysmian bags $674m Adriatic Link contract

Italian cabling giant Prysmian has secured a contract worth around €630m ($674.3m) from compatriot transmission system operator Terna for the Adriatic Link interconnector project.

The contract includes the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of a link between the Marche and Abruzzo regions that should contribute to de-carbonise Italy’s energy system.

The route, running for a total of around 250 km, will be made up of two subsea cables with a length of 210 km across the Adriatic Sea allowing a transmission capacity of up to 1,000 MW. Prysmian will also provide two underground cables of about 40 km.

All submarine cables will be produced in Arco Felice, Italy, while the underground cables will be manufactured ain Gron, France. The installation will be carried out by Prysmian’s cable-laying vessels, the Leonardo da Vinci and the Monna Lisa with project conclusion expected within the first half of 2028.

“This award confirms the mutual trust and long-standing relationship between Terna and Prysmian Group, as this is the latest of several projects we are working on with the Italian TSO,” stated Hakan Ozmen, executive vice president for projects.

Prysmian has already secured several submarine grid connection projects in the Mediterranean region such as the Tyrrhenian Link, the submarine cable link between Capri and Sorrento, and the submarine cable connection between the island of Elba and the Italian mainland.

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