Prysmian has secured contract from Talesun, acting on behalf of Shanghai Electric, for the 315MW Cauchari Solar Park in Argentina, to supply cables, accessories, monitoring systems and offer project supervision services.


Image: Prysmian to supply cables and accessories for Argentinean solar plant. Photo: Courtesy of Ben Schonewille/

As per the contract, Prysmian Group will supply more than 3,600 km of Instrumentation & Control, Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Solar cables from China (Tianjin and Yixing plants), and more than 1,100 Medium Voltage accessories and connectors from China (Yixing plant),

It will also deliver 100 Pry-Cam Grids and 1 Pry-Cam Portable for monitoring from Prysmian Electronics and supervision services (KOM) for both MV Accessories and Pry-Cam supplied by the team in Argentina.

The project is located in the Jujuy Province, close to the North-West border with Chile, at 4,100m altitude. This solar park is expected to generate a monthly average of 55,073MWh, which will be transmitted through the 345kV line that will link the Chilean town of Andes with the town of Cobos, in the province of Salta.

The solar park will provide the Argentinean system an annual average of 660,000MWh of clean electricity for the next 20 years.

The Cauchari solar park is claimed to be the first project to have been officially signed by the Governments of Argentina and China as part of the OBOR (One Belt One Road) initiative and related extensions.

Prysmian Group China CEO Matteo Bavaresco said: “We leveraged the internal synergies within the Group with the close cooperation of the different regions and teams involved to fulfil the complex requirements of the project. This is a milestone example of global integration and teamwork within Prysmian.”

Recently, Prysmian was selected for the development and supply of submarine power cable links for Hornsea Project Two in the UK, with a capacity to generate 1.38GW of clean electricity.

Prysmian stated that all the submarine cable cores will be produced at its centre of excellence in Wrexham, Wales, UK, while the armouring and assembling process will be performed at its facility in Drammen, Norway. The cables are due to be delivered in 2021.