Prysmian Group to connect Italian island with mainland via subsea cable

Prysmian Group won an electric transmission contract worth about $94 million, for the connection of the island of Capri and Naples, by Terna Rete Italia S.p.A., a unit of Terna S.p.A., the Italian Transmission System Operator.

The link is part of a wider scope project planned by Terna and known as Progetto Insula to connect the main Italian islands – Sardinia, Sicily, Elba, the islands of the Gulf of Naples, the Venetian Lagoon – to the mainland with submarine cables.

The project involves supply and installation of a High Voltage Alternate Current (HVAC) 150 kV power cable connection comprising of 30 km submarine route and of 1 km of land cable, as well as related network components and specialist civil works on either ends, running from the mainland to Terna’s power station with low environmental impact and sustainable design criteria located in Capri’s Gasto Ecological Island.

The cables for the Capri-Torre Annunziata link will be manufactured in the Arco Felice plant (Naples). Marine cable laying will be performed by the Giulio Verne cable-laying vessel. Completion of the project is due by 2015.

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