Contracts awarded to build IFA2
In April, contracts totalling over €600 million were awarded by IFA2 to Prysmian Group and ABB.
Prysmian Group will deliver the high voltage submarine and land cables needed for the 240 kilometre route between Chilling in Hampshire on the UK side, to Tourbe in northern France.
ABB will design, build and commission the HVDC converter stations, at both ends of the link utilising Voltage Source Converter (VSC) technology.
Construction work is due to start in early 2018. The link is expected to be commissioned and in operation by the end of 2020.