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Prysmian enters into a strategic partnership with Dongfang Electric Corporation

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Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) to supply of cables for their newest 10 MW offshore wind turbine prototype. The cables will be at China Three Gorges Corporation's Xinghuawan wind farm in the Fujian province, China. Cables will be manufactured in the Group's plant located in Tianjin, China.

With a development period of over 10 years, the wind power market in China is now going through a phase of strategic transformation in which offshore is becoming increasingly supported by the Chinese government. Therefore, larger capacity turbines are suitable and preferred for China's Southern and Eastern coastal areas for greater efficiency and lower integrated costs.

The successful development of this turbine does not only represent a major step ahead for China's independent research and development capabilities on large-capacity wind turbines, but it is also a milestone for DEC to strategically transition their focus to the offshore market.

The new mega-turbine is developed for the offshore wind areas along China's southeast coast. It is a direct-drive permanent-magnet offshore turbine, able to resist 77 m/s typhoon winds and has a 185 m blade diameter. This turbine can generate 4 GWh of power each year (with 10 m/s wind), reducing coal consumption by 13 000 t and carbon emissions by 3500 t.

Prysmian has the ability to supply turbine tower and nacelle cables, inter-array and export cables, installation, project management and monitoring systems and solutions. In 2019 the Group has been awarded with several projects like Provence Grand Large, Vineyard Wind, DolWin 5, Hollandse Kust Zuid III & IV and Empire Wind. Recently the Group has also been awarded a global contract for the full year 2020 to supply wind turbine tower and nacelle cables and assemblies by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

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