Prysmian has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to supply cables for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm – set to become the world’s biggest. Over 300km of inter-array cables will be supplied by Prysmian Group, with 900km of cable cores manufactured in Wrexham, UK.
As a result of this order, Prysmian is upgrading its Wrexham facility to become the first UK facility to manufacture submarine array cable cores.
The wind farm, 89km off the Yorkshire Coast, will be operational in 2022.
Minister for Investment, Graham Stuart, said: “An investment such as this epitomises exactly the type of work that DIT is doing to deliver jobs and prosperity in communities up and down the country.”
Alessandro Panico, sales team manager offshore wind at Prysmian, said: “This key investment in our Wrexham facility is a sign of the growth of the UK offshore wind supply chain, and our strategic ambitions in the renewables industry. This order represents around two years of production for this facility, and will benefit other companies that want to deliver competitive local content in their UK projects.”