Siemens Energy, Sumitomo plan interconnector spanning Irish Sea

Hardware for the 190-kilometer interconnector between Ireland and Wales, Greenlink, will be supplied by Siemens Energy and Sumitomo Electric.

Inside an HVDC substation. | Photo: Siemens Energy

Consortium partners Siemens Energy and Sumitomo Electric have signed a contract with Greenlink Interconnector Limited to carry out engineering and construction work for the planned 500MW transmission line between Southwestern Ireland and the eastern Welsh coast.

Adding to existing interconnectors Moyle and Ewic, Greenlink will become the third and southernmost subsea transmission line, spanning the Irish Sea.

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