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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?

  • AC hall & warehouse – We are currently completing the wall cladding and the HV plant installation is due to start in the coming weeks.

  • Filter & Valve halls – We have started work on the wall cladding.

  • Control building – We are currently working on the internal fit out of the building.

  • Service building – We have started work on the walls for the building.

  • Transformers – The transformers have been placed in their four bunds. We are currently working on noise enclosures and other ancillary equipment.

  • Shunt reactors – These have been delivered and placed in their bunds. We are now starting to build the shunt reactor noise enclosures and ancillary equipment.

Last updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2019


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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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