Asso.subsea Limited, a specialised global contractor in the submarine cable industry, in consortium with Prysmian Group, has been selected by RTE, Réseau de Transport d’Électricité, for the development of the submarine export cable system for the Gruissan floating offshore wind farm, located in Southern France.

The submarine cable system shall consist of one 66 kV three-core export cable with EPR insulation for a total of 25 km and attached another 66kV submarine dynamic cables with EPR insulation for about 1 km connecting the shore to a floating substation.

Asso.subsea will perform all marine works required for the project, such as cable loading, route preparation, cable installation and protection, in addition to the HDD works at landfall. The project completion is scheduled for Q3 2023.

Mr. Alexandros Tziotakis, General Manager of Asso.subsea Limited commented: “We are delighted for the opportunity to partner with Prysmian Group and to contribute along with RTE to the effective implementation of another innovative offshore wind project of pivotal importance for the development of the floating technology in France”.

ASSO is particularly active in the Offshore Wind sector. The company has already successfully completed several projects such as Borwin 3, Dolwin 3, Veja Mate, Deutsche Bucht, Global Tech 1, SeaMade OWF and is currently involved in the development of various French offshore wind farms, including the St. Brieuc and Provence Grande Large projects.

Image source: Courtesy of ASSO

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