Prysmian was awarded a contract worth USD900 million by SOO Green HVDC Link to supply high-voltage direct cable systems for a transmission project to be installed along existing railroad rights of in the United States (US). The 2,100-megawatt interregional project, considered the first link in US national clean energy grid, will connect the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) market to the eastern PJM Interconnection.
Prysmian will be responsible for the full turnkey contract. It will provide 525 kV class HVDC cable to transmit renewable energy connecting SOO Green’s converter station in northern Iowa to its Illinois converter station just west of Chicago. The total length of the project spans 350 miles and will require 700 miles of paired 525 kV cross-linked polyethylene class cables that will be installed underground along existing railroads.
According to Prysmian, the cables will be manufactured in its Abbeville, South Carolina facility, with production expected to start in 2023.