Belgian maritime services company Jan De Nul will connect Ireland and UK
Belgian Dredging and maritime services provider Jan De Nul has won the contract for the Greenlink interconnector that will link the Irish and British power grids. The company may install the cables - two high-voltage cables and a fiber optic cable - between the two countries. It involves a 160-kilometer-long route through the sea.
The contract includes the installation and protection of the cables at sea as well as the infrastructure works on land. The preparatory works will start this year, the installation campaign at sea is planned for 2023 and 2024.
How much the contract is worth was not disclosed.
Greenlink is an undersea and underground interconnector connecting the electricity markets in Ireland and Great Britain. In 2024, the high-voltage line should be in operation. This will connect Ireland to continental Europe and northern electricity markets via Britain.
© Belga photo (DPA) Scientist Horst Hellbrück holds a deep-sea cable in a laboratory at the Competence Center Communication, Systems and Applications at Lübeck University of Technology.