NeuConnect Interconnector Project Gathers Momentum
The NeuConnect consortium has contracted Primo Marine to assist with the offshore permit application for the 1.4 GW NeuConnect interconnector between Germany and the United Kingdom.
The contract’s scope covers work like assistance to the marine permit application, route engineering, burial assessment, seabed mobility studies, and management & maintenance of the georeferenced route database.
Primo Marine and NeuConnect started cooperating on the project in 2018 with the crossing agreement management, landfall feasibility studies, survey management, and the metocean package.
The NeuConnect interconnector is the first direct power link between Germany and Great Britain.
The project will see some 720 kilometres of subsea cables installed to connect a converter station at the Isle of Grain in Kent, UK, with a converter station in Wilhelmshaven in Northern Germany.
The seabed survey and the site survey in Kent have recently been completed, NeuConnect said.
NeuConnect has also recently launched the Invitation to Tender (ITT) stage of its GBP one billion procurement programme.
The EUR 1.6 billion project is being developed by a consortium that includes Meridiam, Allianz Capital Partners on behalf of Allianz Group, and Kansai Electric Power, with the project also supported by Greenage Power and Frontier Power as developers.
The project has recently officially received a Project of Common Interest (PCI) status from the European Commission, placing it on the list of Europe’s priority energy projects.