Prysmian has secured a contract from ESB (Ireland) for the Shannon River Crossing project that will provide electricity between Kilpaddoge and Moneypoint across the opposite banks of the river and along an underwater route of approximately 3km.


Valued at approximately €40m, the contract involves supply, installation and commissioning of a 220kV high voltage alternate current power cable double-circuit connection, comprising 21km submarine cable including spare lengths and fiber optic connection, network components and commissioning services.

The project, which is expected to be completed in early 2016, will interconnect power networks on the two banks of the river Shannon.

Prysmian will manufacture the cables for the Shannon River Crossing project at its Pikkala plant in Finland. Cable Enterprise, one of Prysmian Group’s own laying vessels, will perform the underwater cable installation.

Prysmian has already acquired and completed several projects including Ormonde, Walney I and II, Greater Gabbard, Thanet, Gunfleet Sands, Robin Rigg, Gwynt y Môr and Teesside in the UK. In Germany, the company has completed projects including BorWin2, Helwin1, Helwin2, SylWin1 e DolWin3, while Skagerrak IV project in Denmark.

Currently, Prysmian is executing the submarine connection between Scotland and England Western HVDC link.

Image:Prysmian secures €40m contract for underwater power link in Ireland. Photo: Courtesy of Prysmian.