General – cable installation
Prysmian Group announces the delivery of the record-breaking vessel Leonardo da Vinci.
A unique asset to be added to the existing Group’s state-of-the-art vessel fleet, Leonardo da Vinci will allow more efficient and sustainable project execution for the development of smarter and greener power grids worldwide to support the energy transition.
“Leonardo da Vinci is the most efficient cable layer in the world and from now onwards it will support the Group’s long-term growth in the submarine cable installation business. It will be a game changer in strengthening our leadership in the interconnection and offshore wind farm markets,” stated Valerio Battista, CEO, Prysmian Group.
The first mission assigned to the Leonardo da Vinci vessel is the installation of the Viking Link submarine cable connection between the UK and Denmark, the world’s longest power interconnection. The vessel has just arrived at the Arco Felice plant in order to load the cable to be installed.
Later in the year, it will be fully dedicated to the execution of other important projects such as the submarine power interconnection between the Spanish islands Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and the Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm in France.
The official launching ceremony will take place by Q2 2022 so as to demonstrate Leonardo da Vinci’s superior performances and cable installation capabilities, supported by a solid projects’ execution track record.