Greenlink has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Greenlink electricity interconnector project to a consortium comprised of Siemens Energy AG and Sumitomo Electric Industries.

As part of an overall project investment that exceeds €500m, the contract will deliver the 190km subsea and underground electricity interconnector to connect the power grids of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

The engineering, procurement, and construction contract will cover works on the onshore and subsea high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable systems, two converter stations, a tail station at Great Island in Wexford and onshore cable works in Wexford and Pembrokeshire, Wales.  The award also includes a service and maintenance contract for operations and maintenance following commissioning of the project, which is expected to be in 2024. Work will begin at the start of 2022, following financial close.

By Jake Frith