Prysmian to build new cable plant in northeast US to support Vineyard Wind deal

Italy’s Prysmian Group has signed a contract for the purchase of land at Brayton Point in Somerset, Massachusetts, where it plans to build a submarine power cable plant on the site of a former coal plant. The purchase is subject to the securing of state permits for construction.

Prysmian expects to invest around $200m in the new plant.

In December 2021, Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, awarded Prysmian two offshore wind cabling projects in the US northeast – at the Commonwealth Wind and Park City wind farms – worth a total of about $880m. Prysmian’s planned new manufacturing facility was part of the Commonwealth Wind project agreement.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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