About Us

GridLink Interconnector Ltd is solely responsible for the development, planned construction and operation of the new high voltage electricity interconnector between Dunkerque, France and Kingsnorth, UK. The interconnector will be operational by 2025.

The company was established in 2016 and is wholly owned by iCON Infrastructure Partners III, L.P. a fund advised by iCON Infrastructure LLP.

iCON Infrastructure LLP is an independent investment group, focusing on privately held investments in infrastructure assets in Europe and North America, such as water and gas transportation, district heating, renewable energy, ports, telecommunications and related industries.

Investors in iCON’s funds include renowned institutions from the UK, Europe, Japan, USA, Canada and the Middle East seeking long term investments in high quality businesses, largely on behalf of pension funds and insurance companies. Investments are undertaken recognising the importance of the interests of all stakeholders, including employees, customers and suppliers, and integrating high standards of environmental management, corporate social responsibility and governance.

Further information on iCON Infrastructure can be found at:

Meet the team

David Barber
Technical, Environment and Permitting

David holds a BSc Applied Geophysics and Engineering Geology and an MSc Occupational Health and Safety Management.

David has over 28 years international experience related to the development, construction and operation of major infrastructure projects in the energy sector in UK, Europe, Africa and the Far East, including electricity transmission, coal and gas-fired power generation, natural gas pipelines, renewable energy, underground gas storage and waste-to-energy.

Tony Hanlan
Commercial and Regulatory Affairs

Tony holds a BSc Chemical Engineering and MBA Master of Business Administration.

Tony has almost 25 years international experience related to the development and commercial management of major infrastructure projects in the energy sector in UK, Europe and Africa, including electricity transmission, gas-fired power generation, natural gas pipelines and underground gas storage.