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Prysmian wins major cable contract for floating offshore wind

Italy's Prysmian has won the cable contract for the Scottish offshore wind farm Kincardine. As such, the cable player gets a head a start with the promising floating wind technology.

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This business is still a niche sector in the global offshore wind market, but with support from majors such as Statoil and several other utilities, floating offshore wind is garnering more and more attention.

Now, Italian cable manufacturer Prysmian is joining the game as supplier to floating offshore wind. The group, which is the biggest competitor to Danish NKT, has won the project to connect the floating offshore wind farm Kincardine in Scotland to the mainland. Furthermore, Prysmian will supply the cables which will connect the turbines internally in the farm.

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