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Converter station

We’re building the converter station at the site of Broom Way, near Solent Airport. This will convert electricity between Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC).

What are we doing in the next three months?

  • We are receiving regular deliveries of steel work which will form the main structures of the converter buildings. We anticipate between five and six wagon deliveries per week.
  • Across the site, we have now begun the installation of the drainage systems. This will continue into January 2019. 
  • We have commenced the construction of deep cable trenches for DC cable entry into converter station. 
  • The first visible, steel structures are being erected, starting with the construction of the control building followed by the AC converter hall.
  • Following the completion of AC converter hall and control building structures, cladding and roofing will begin to weatherproof the buildings.
  • We are also working on the reinforced concrete work for the transformers, including construction on the foundations, containment bunds and concrete walls. 

Last updated: Thursday, December 6, 2018

Update on Broom Way construction work

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Converter station layout

News

  • Monday, January 1, 2018

    Information events about the final plans for IFA2

    In November 2017, Fareham Borough Council granted National Grid full planning permission for the project and agreed to lease land at Solent Airport, Daedalus to build a converter station. Following this decision we plan to start construction work in January / February 2018.

    In November 2017, Fareham Borough Council granted National Grid full planning permission for the project and agreed to lease land at Solent Airport, Daedalus to build a converter station. Following this decision we plan to start construction work in January / February 2018.

    We would like to give local residents the opportunity to hear about the next stage of the IFA2 project and answer any questions that you may have. You can find out more at our information event, which will take place on 31st January 2018 between 4:30pm and 8:30pm at CEMAST College, 1 Meteor Way, Broom Way, Fareham, Lee-on-the-Solent PO13 9F.

    We hope to see you at the events. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us on 0800 0194 576 or info@ifa2interconnector.com

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