A new high voltage electricity interconnector between Great Britain and France.

GridLink Interconnector

GridLink Interconnector is a new high voltage electricity interconnector between Great Britain and France. When construction is complete in 2022 the 1.4GW interconnector will transport sufficient electricity to supply 2.2 million households.

GridLink is a significant new infrastructure project and will help meet the energy needs of Great Britain and France over the next 25 years. GridLink will help lower the cost of electricity for consumers, industry and business, enhance security of supply and make a significant contribution toward reducing carbon emissions – GridLink is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by an average of 1.6 million tonnes per year.

The project will comprise two subsea High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cables beneath the English Channel between Dunkerque in France and Kingsnorth in Great Britain. With a total route length of 160km GridLink will be one the shortest interconnectors between Great Britain and the Continent and uniquely positions GridLink  to meet the energy needs of the future.

Timeline

October 2016 – Grid Connection Agreement with National Grid signed

December 2016 – Interconnector Licence granted by Ofgem

May 2017 – Grid Connection Offer (PTF) with RTE signed

June 2017 – “Minded To” decision on Cap and Floor scheme by Ofgem

January 2018 – Initial Project Assessment decision on Cap and Floor scheme by Ofgem

Autumn 2018 – Offshore, nearshore and onshore survey

December 2018 – Invitation to Tender for Engineering Procurement & Construction contract

2019 – Financial Close/ Start of construction

2022 – Commercial operation

Tenders

Information on current and future tenders is published here.

For further information on tenders please contact us at [email protected]

 

Closed Tenders

February 2017 – Tender for Consultancy Services related to UK Environmental Impact Assessment and Development Consents (tender closed 16 June 2017, contract awarded 1 January 2018)

February 2017 – Tender for Consultancy Services related to French Environmental Impact Assessment and Development Consents (tender closed 2 June 2017, contract awarded 1 January 2018)

 

Pending Tenders

February 2017 – Tender for Offshore, Nearshore and Onshore Surveys (tender closed 26 June 2017, contract award pending)

 

Future Tenders

December 2018 – Invitation to tender for Engineering Procurement and Construction contract

Contact Us

If you wish to make a complaint, submit a comment or suggestion, or request any further information about the project, please use the contact form below.

Alternatively you can email to [email protected].

Contact Us

If you wish to make a complaint, submit a comment or suggestion, or request any further information about the project, please use the contact form below.

Alternatively you can email to [email protected].