Our first step has been the careful selection of the converter station sites and cable route based on environmental criteria, such as the locations of protected or sensitive areas, ecological habitats, seabed obstacles and wrecks, existing infrastructure, etc.
We intend to carry out the construction and operation of the interconnector in accordance with Good International Industry Practices (GIIP). During the development, construction and operation of the interconnector we will apply the following principles to protect the environment:
We will also carry out environmental impact assessments as required by applicable national laws and regulations, taking into account the concerns and issues of stakeholders and local communities. These assessments will evaluate the potential effects on the environment during construction and operations, and inform the design, planning, construction methods, operation and maintenance of the interconnector.