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  • 25 September 2015
    Technology

    Sabella D10 tidal turbine was connected to the submarine cable linked to the isle of Ouessant on 21 September 2015. It will be connected to the network of the island in the coming days, becoming the first tidal turbine connected to an electricity grid in France. The operation consisted of connecting the underwater cable from the turbine […]

  • 24 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    ElecLink, a wholly owned subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel, has awarded contracts for the UK-France interconnector for which the foundation was laid yesterday. The developer contracted Siemens, Prysmian and Balfour Beatty to build the 1GW HVDC link.

  • 19 July 2011
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Ofgem E Serve has today announced that TC Gunfleet Sands OFTO Limited (Transmission Capital Partners) has secured a licence to operate the high voltage link to the Gunfleet Sands wind farm. TC Gunfleet Sands OFTO Limited can now operate the £49.5 million link to the onshore grid for a period of 20 years. The wind […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Danish Energinet and UK-based National Grid have awarded Intertek with a contract to provide unexploded ordnance (UXO) client representative services on the Viking Link interconnector project.

  • 16 September 2016
    Grid Connection

    TenneT, Statnett and KfW (represented by KfW IPEX-Bank) launched the construction of the NordLink interconnector by driving the first spade into the ground and performing a symbolic cable pulling today in Wilster, Germany. The ground breaking ceremony for the subsea HVDC power cable which will connect Norwegian and German power grids was attended by Robert Habeck, Minister of Energy of […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Denmark’s Energinet and the UK’s National Grid have postponed the final investment decision (FID) on the Viking Link interconnector project, which was initially scheduled to take place in March.

  • 16 January 2013
    Grid Connection

    Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) has announced that New Jersey has been selected as the first phase for its multi-year offshore wind transmission project. This phase of the project is called the New Jersey (NJ) Energy Link. The selection was based on New Jersey’s commitment to developing an offshore wind industry and the large potential for […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Grid Connection, Technology

    The subsea cable installation of the Western HVDC Link, which will bring renewable energy from Scotland to homes and businesses in England and Wales, has been postponed. This work was due to start in early May 2014. Whilst electrical power is often expected to flow from north to south, the Western Link will be bidirectional […]

  • 29 May 2018
    Ports & Logistics, Technology, Vessels

    EWE Netz GmbH has commissioned the ShoreCONNECT power supply system in Cuxhaven which will mainly be used by vessels transporting Siemens Gamesa’s wind turbine parts.

  • 17 December 2012
    Grid Connection

    Danish national transmission system operator, Energinet.dk, postponed the COBRA Cable project that will link the country to the Netherlands and will be part of an integrated European grid. According to the company’s modified plans, published on December 14, the link could be completed in 2017, instead of the previously planned completion in 2016. Energinet.dk and […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Grid Connection

    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 […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The governments of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador and NSP Maritime Link Inc., a subsidiary of Emera, participated in a ground-breaking ceremony at the Bottom Brook construction site in Newfoundland and Labrador to recognize the start of construction of the Maritime Link Project. Nova Scotia Energy Minister, Andrew Younger, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of […]

  • 18 November 2010
    Contracts & Tenders

    Transmission links to 2.8 GW of offshore windfarms to be put out to competitive tender Winning tenders for the first links will be announced in summer 2011 First tender round for £1.1 billion of links attracted almost £4 billion of investment appetite and delivered savings of around £350 million Ofgem today launched the second tender […]

  • 23 July 2019
    Grid Connection

    NKT has received an order from Energinet and National Grid to supply onshore cables for the 1,400MW Viking Link interconnector between Denmark and the United Kingdom. The contract is valued at around EUR 90 million and will see NKT deliver approximately 150 kilometres of 525kV MI high-voltage DC onshore power cables. The power cable system, not comprising […]

  • 3 August 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Ofgem has announced shortlists of bidders competing to own and operate transmission links to the Galloper and Walney Extension wind farms off the coasts of Cumbria and Suffolk.

  • 4 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The Office for Energy Planning Approval of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein has issued a planning approval decision for the first section of NordLink interconnector, a planned submarine cable from Norway to Germany. “With this decision, the next important component of the future power system has been laid. NordLink combines our wind turbines with the […]

  • 28 April 2011

      – Strong competition to own and operate over £1bn of high-voltage transmission links for three offshore wind farms – Shortlist of bidders follows strong interest in the first round of tenders which attracted £4bn investment appetite – Preferred bidders for links will be announced from autumn 2011 Ofgem E-Serve has today announced a short […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Danish transmission system operator Energinet is seeking client representatives for the 1400 MW Viking Link interconnector project. Viking Link is a joint project of Energinet and the UK’s National Grid Viking Link Limited. The tender calls for consultants working onboard the cable-laying vessels as client representatives for the full duration of the offshore cable laying campaigns. […]

  • 27 September 2011
    Grid Connection

    Ofgem E-Serve has today confirmed that TC Barrow OFTO Limited (Transmission Capital Partners) has secured a licence to operate the high voltage link to the 90 MW Barrow offshore wind farm, near Barrow-in-Furness. TC Barrow OFTO Limited has taken over ownership of the £33.6m link from Dong Energy and Centrica, owners of the wind farm […]

  • 20 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    Engineering consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by National Grid North Sea Link Ltd to provide cable manufacturing quality and inspection services on the 1.4GW North Sea Link interconnector, the first electricity link between Nordic and British markets.

  • 30 January 2013
    Grid Connection

    The Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) developers are gathering political support for the New Jersey part of the project, the first offshore backbone electricity transmission system proposed in the United States, which would link the offshore wind generators to the mainland via subsea cables. Although the developers are presenting the New Jersey link as a cost-effective […]

  • 27 February 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Elia, the Belgian electricity transmission system operator, and the UK National Grid will today sign a joint venture agreement to move ahead with the Nemo Link- the first electricity interconnector between the two countries. The interconnector, able to provide 1000 MW of capacity, will run 140 kilometres between Richborough on the Kent coast and Herdersbrug, […]

  • 25 October 2011
    Grid Connection

    £52m of funding for the transmission link to the Walney 1 offshore wind farm will be provided by the European Investment Bank, the European Union’s long-term lending institution. Blue Transmission Walney 1 Limited has been granted a licence to own and operate the offshore transmission link by Ofgem E-Serve, the UK energy regulator’s business unit […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Inspired by an ongoing increase in demand for its subsea connector products and advanced connectivity solutions, MacArtney has opted to formally unify its vast spectrum of offerings and competencies within this area under the wings of the new ‘TrustLink’ connectivity brand. Common to all TrustLink solutions is the combination of rugged design, advanced technology, reliable […]

  • 22 June 2015
    Grid Connection

    Siemens has handed over HelWin2, the fourth North Sea grid link, to the customer TenneT. This marks the start of commercial operation of the grid connection by the German-Dutch transmission grid operator. There are now four Siemens grid links with a transmission capacity of over 2.9 gigawatts (GW) installed in the North Sea which together […]

  • 18 December 2019
    Grid Connection

    Balfour Beatty has won a contract to deliver the British onshore civil works for the Viking Link interconnector, the first high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link between Great Britain and Denmark. Under the GBP 90 million four-year contract, Balfour Beatty is responsible for the civil engineering and installation of 68km of high-voltage cabling across Lincolnshire, connecting Denmark […]