Increasing security of electricity supplies for both the UK and France.

HVAC Cable

We have installed six HVAC cables between Monks Hill Beach and Chilling and are currently burying them and reinstating the sea bed.

What are we doing in the next three months?

  •  The CAPALL MARA vessel has now completed the burial of the HVAC and HVDC cables and the reinstatement of the sea bed on the route shown below. The vessel has left the area.
  • We are very grateful for your patience and cooperation throughout the period of work.

HVDC Cable

The HVDC cables linking the electricity transmission systems of Great Britain and France are an essential part of IFA2. We carried out the work to lay these cables in 2019 and early 2020.

The C57 Red Squirrel remains in place off the beach at Monk’s Hill to support the final sea bed reinstatement work in the area.

The C57 Red Squirrel

What will happen in the next three months?

  • The CAPALL MARA has completed its trenching and reinstatement work and has left the area.
  • The Aethra has completed its work on the HVDC cable route and has left the area.
  • The Normand Pacific is completing burial works along the HVDC cable route.
  • The C57 Red Squirrel remains in place to support the last of the sea bed reinstatement work.


The above chart shows the HVDC cable lay route where cable burial is being completed by the Normand Pacific vessel.

Last updated: Tuesday, February 4, 2020


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News

  • Friday, November 16, 2018

    Major milestone for IFA2 as first UK converter station buildings erected

    November sees a major milestone for IFA2 as the first steel structures start to be erected at the UK converter station site.


    The main work contractors ABB are working with Morgan Sindall who are overseeing the civil phase of the build.

    The steel structures, which will be erected over the coming months, will be the first visible structures at the site. In time, they will house the key elements of the converter station including the AC & DC electrical equipment and form the control building.

    Once the structures have been erected, contractors, Morgan Sindall will weatherproof the buildings. Internal fit out and the installation of transformers is due to take place later in 2019.

    Dave Luetchford, head of National Grid IFA2, said:

    “To date, all our work on the converter station has taken place behind the site hoarding. It’s great to see the converter station now taking shape.”

    For further information about work at the converter station site, please contact National Grid IFA2 on 0800 0194 576 or info@ifa2interconnector.com

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  • Saturday, September 1, 2018

    Boulder removal work update

    We have been carrying out debris route clearance, archaeological target investigations and boulder removal work along the HVAC route. This activity was completed in November 2018.

    We have been carrying out debris route clearance, archaeological target investigations and boulder removal work along the HVAC route.

    This activity was completed in November 2018.

     

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  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018

    Broom Way construction

    We wrote to residents of the Lee-on-the-Solent area on 29 May 2018 to inform them that we anticipated closing one lane of Broom Way to traffic for five days from 11 June 2018 while we created a new access to the converter station site. We are now no longer planning to carry out this work in this period. This will now be rescheduled to a future date. We are grateful to members of the community for bearing with us, and will provide an update on the rescheduled work in due course.

    We wrote to residents of the Lee-on-the-Solent area on 29 May 2018 to inform them that we anticipated closing one lane of Broom Way to traffic for five days from 11 June 2018 while we created a new access to the converter station site.

    We are now no longer planning to carry out this work in this period. This will now be rescheduled to a future date.

    We are grateful to members of the community for bearing with us, and will provide an update on the rescheduled work in due course.

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