The Lapseki II - Sutluce II (Canakkale) Project is the second link across the Dardanelles strait in Turkey and consists of the interconnection between Lapseki and Sutluce.

This second link will compliment the interconnection between Asia and Europe and will play a strategic role in order to complete Turkey's power transmission grid and to ensure reliable and cost-effective power flow from the Asian genatation sites to the country's European main cosumption centres including the congested Instabul area and closing the ring around the Marmara Sea.

The cables system that was installed is composed by:

  • Six submarine HVAC cables (a double circuit with three single power cables each)
  • Two optical cables bundled together with two AC cables, one per circuit

Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract worth a total of around €64 million by the Turkish utility TEIAS for the design, supply, installation, protection and commissioning of the above mentioned high voltage submarine power cable system.

Assodivers Group was appointed by Prysmian to execute Post-Lay Burial operations by means of jetting and trenching for the above mentioned submarine cables. ASDG scope of work is also including the installation of mattresses at crossing locations as well as at route sections with hard seabed conditions.


Project Specifications

Lapseki II - Sutluce II Project

Prysmian PowerLink Srl
Cable Type:
XLPE Cable 380kV
Cable Weight:
XLPE Cable: 60 kg/m, FOC: 3.2 kg/m
Cable Diameter:
XLPE Cable: 153 mm, FOC: 35 mm
Service Provided:
Submarine cables protection & Mattresses installation
Turkish Electricity Transmission Co. (TEIAS)
Trenching Length & Burial Depth:
1,350 m @ 0.75 m DOC
Jetting Length & Burial Depth:
32,000m @ 1,50 m DOC
Alternative Protection:
Mattresses: 1,320 m
Canakkale Province, Lapseki and Gelibolu Counties, Turkey
Max Water Depth:
100 m