Prysmian Group has received an order totaling around EUR 16 million to supply power transmission and distribution cabling for the 230 MW Niagara Region Wind Farm project in Ontario.
The contract was awarded by NCS International Inc. for the medium-voltage power and fiber-optic cables and by Eptcon Ltd. for the high-voltage cables.
Prysmian says it will supply 25 km of 138 kV underground cable with aluminum conductor and XLPE insulation and 650 km of 35 kV medium-voltage power cables to interconnect the wind farm to Hydro One Networks. Prysmian will also supply the high-voltage outdoor terminations and Click Fit jointing systems along with direct burial fiber-optic cable.
The wind farm will feature 77 Enercon 3 MW turbines grouped into 10 collector circuits that bring power to substations via 34.5 kV underground cable. The fiber-optic cable will be used to collect and transmit critical wind condition information from each turbine.
The medium- and high-voltage cables will be supplied from Prysmian Group factories in Prescott, Ontario, and Abbeville, S.C., with the fiber supplied from Claremont, N.C.