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Italy’s Terna awards contract for Tyrrhenian Link project [free access]

December 1, 2021

Italy’s transmission system operator (TSO) Terna has awarded contracts to Prysmian and Nexans (in association with Roda and Mive) for the supply and installation of submarine and underground cables for the 1 GW Tyrrhenian Link project.


The 950-km Tyrrhenian Link includes two sections—the ‘East’ from Sicily to Campania and the ‘West’ from Sicily to Sardinia. The new interconnection will be at approximately 2,000 metres below sea level.


The contracts to Prysmian and Nexans are worth EUR1.7 billion and EUR664 million respectively. The scope of the contract for Prysmian entails the turnkey installation of three connections, while Nexans will install the fourth connection. The cables will be made with mass impregnated technology and equipped with double wire armour. The scope of work also includes engineering, and the supply and installation of an electrode system, optical links and land civil works. Meanwhile, Italian companies will complete onshore works of the Terna-qualified segments.


The complete project will be fully operational from 2028.