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AQUIND Ltd has issued a EUR 1.3 billion tender for the 2GW AQUIND HVDC power transmission link that will connect the UK and France. The tender is divided into three lots, with the first including the design, engineering, manufacture, installation, commissioning and O&M of two converter stations to be located in Hampshire, UK, and Normandy, France. […]
Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar and President of France Emmanuel Macron have submitted a joint request to the European Commission seeking financial support for the Celtic Interconnector electricity link between Ireland and France. The Taoiseach and President Macron have co-signed a letter before the European Council meeting in Brussels, requesting Jean-Claude Juncker’s support for […]
Partners Group has provided equity financing for the 500MW Greenlink Interconnector, the subsea connection set to be built between Ireland and Great Britain. Greenlink has so far been developed by Element Power, which, together with funds managed by Hudson Sustainable Investments, is the other major shareholder in the project. "Greenlink Interconnector is a key electricity […]
The Nemo Link subsea interconnector between Belgium and Great Britain has become operational. The energy exchange started on Thursday, 31 January at midnight. An average of 773MW will be exchanged and a total amount of 18,559MWh will be transported for the whole day via the Nemo Link cable. The interconnector allows up to 1,000MW of […]
MMT has recently completed a geophysical seabed survey and delivered the final report for the proposed 2GW AQUIND Interconnector offshore cable route.
The WindConnector concept -an offshore grid infrastructure solution that can transmit electricity generated by offshore wind farms and interconnect electricity markets in the North Sea - holds the potential to lower the cost of energy for consumers by reducing need for, and making more efficient use of, offshore grid infrastructure, according to a study carried out by Pöyry.
MMT has begun the offshore geophysical survey of the proposed cable corridor between the landfall areas near Portsmouth, England, and Dieppe, France, for the Aquind Interconnector project.
In 2018 there will be plenty of offshore wind projects starting construction, and others reaching full operation, and perhaps even one or two ready for decommissioning.
A project to build an interconnector linking for the first time the French and Irish electricity systems will today be awarded a EUR 4 million grant from the European Commission.
Geoscience and engineering service provider Next Geosolutions has been awarded two survey contracts for the 1.4GW North Sea Link (NSL) project, the world's longest subsea interconnector and the first electricity link between UK and Norway.
The foundation stone for ElecLink, the GBP 490 million interconnector between UK and France, was laid yesterday, marking the start of works on the 1GW link between the two countries that will, i.a., enable higher levels of renewables in the two countries' power grids.
Tidal energy specialist Atlantis Resources is establishing a new internal division which will focus on opportunities to develop, among others, subsea interconnectors and floating wind projects for those looking to invest in renewable and grid related projects. The new division is part of the company's diversification strategy which will leverage the existing skill set the company has accumulated […]
Norwegian transmission system operator (TSO) Statnett and Germany's DC Nordseekabel GmbH, a 50:50 joint venture between TenneT TSO and KfW, have applied for a EUR 800 million loan with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to partially fund the construction of the 1.4GW NordLink high voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnector between Norway and Germany. The EUR 2.1 […]
In the presence of the French President Francois Hollande and An Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Enda Kenny, EirGrid and RTE today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to move to the next phase of development of the Celtic Interconnector Project. Following the completion of feasibility studies over the past five years, EirGrid and RTE today agreed to progress […]
Ofgem has approved a 650km long subsea interconnector between Norway and Scotland, planned to be installed in 2021. On 20 June 2016, Ofgem granted an electricity interconnector licence to Norway-based company NorthConnect KS, authorising it to participate in the operation of the NorthConnect KS interconnector. NorthConnect is a joint venture between five companies, established to develop, build, own and […]
Denmark's Energinet.dk and Germany's 50Hz Transmission have issued a tender for an UXO consultancy and desktop study for the 400 MW Kriegers Flak combined grid solution (CGS). The two transmission system operators are planning a HVAC cable between offshore substations located at the two offshore wind farms, the 600MW Kriegers Flak in Danish waters, and the 288MW […]
National Grid Viking Link Ltd (NGVL) will be inviting Linconshire residents to provide their feedback on proposals for an electricity cable link between Denmark and the UK, with the launch of a six-week public consultation on Monday, 11 April. Viking Link is a proposal to build a high voltage direct current (HVDC) electricity interconnector, 740 kilometres long, between […]
National Grid IFA2 Ltd held a second series of consultation events this month, showcasing revised plans for an electricity interconnector between Hampshire in England and Normandy in France. People were able to see updated plans for the proposed high voltage electricity link and give feedback. Made up of subsea cables running between the two countries, the interconnector […]
Subject to approval by Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Energinet.dk’s will invest DKK 100 million (approx. EUR 13.4 million) in two interconnection projects. The two projects include electricity interconnector between the UK and Denmark and new interconnection with Germany. Working together with the UK’s National Grid, Energinet.dk will connect the two countries’ electricity grid by […]
The German Government has set a target to have 6.5 gigawatts of offshore wind power capacity installed by 2020. In Germany the offshore grid network has been beset with problems and delays but is eventually taking off and 2015 will prove to be a major link up year for TenneT the Dutch/German TSO responsible for […]
The UK Government today published the parameters for the next Capacity Market auction to ensure the UK has sufficient capacity to meet electricity demand for 2019/20. The parameters outline the criteria for energy suppliers to apply and partake in the Government’s second capacity market auction, expected to take place in December 2015. This year interconnectors are […]
Intertek has helped to support National Grid and Statnett in the development of an infrastructure project linking the UK and Norwegian electricity networks (NSN Link) which, when constructed, will be the world’s longest high voltage direct current (HVDC) undersea interconnector. For the past four years, Intertek has acted as marine consultants for the two companies […]
Scottish MSP representing the Highlands and Islands, Mike MacKenzie, has written to the new UK Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, calling for an urgent review into island interconnectors for Orkney, Shetland and Westerns Isles to keep Scotland's leading position in marine renewable energy. "We are ten years ahead of the rest of the world in wave and tidal power research and […]
National Grid and Statnett, the Norwegian Transmission System Operator, yesterday signed the ownership agreement which signals the start of the construction phase for the 730 kilometre interconnector between UK and Norway. The NSN Link would be the first electricity interconnector between the two countries and has a planned capacity of 1400 MW – enough to […]
High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cable system interconnecting Norway and Denmark has been inaugurated. Prysmian was awarded the contract for the land HVDC cable system for the Skagerrak 4 interconnection between Norway and Denmark worth approximately € 40 million by the Danish transmission grid operator Energinet.dk in January 2011. The contract comprises the supply, jointing […]
Works associated with the laying of the undersea electricity cable between the UK and Norway have been approved by the MMO. The Norwegian government gave consent for the development in its waters in October 2014 with the Secretary of State for Climate Change, Ed Davey, commenting on its significance. The high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable […]