Tender launched for construction of 500 MW HVDC Greenlink Interconnector

Element Power’s subsidiary is inviting businesses to submit tenders for the construction of 500 MW Greenlink Interconnector project, a 205-km subsea and underground high voltage direct current (HVDC) project between the UK and Ireland.

Tenders for the interconnector project are being sought on the design, construction and maintenance of converter stations, and the design construction and maintenance of the undersea and underground HVDC cable system, reports Compelo.

The converter stations will be located in Wexford, Ireland and Pembrokeshire, Wales, where the interconnector will connect to the electricity grids.

The interconnector will be laid between the existing electricity grids in Ireland and the UK, operated respectively by EirGrid and National Grid Electricity Transmission.  

Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2020 and operations could begin by 2023.

Source: Compelo