Engineering and construction firm J Murphy & Sons has been appointed by Siemens to help deliver the Nemo Link interconnector for National Grid.
Murphy will assist Siemens in delivering nine substation buildings on the eight hectare site for the UK end of the new interconnector.
The Nemo Link will provide 1GW of interconnection capacity between the UK and Belgium.
Siemens was appointed by National Grid and the Belguim transmission operator Elia in 2015 to provide the converter stations in both Kent and Zeebrugge. It also agreed to operate a five year service and maintenance agreement.
Vincent Bowler, operations director for power at Murphy, said that the firm is “looking forward to working on what promises to be a hugely innovative project for the industry as a whole.” He added that Murphy is now in the process of appointing key personnel across from its in-house power team to work on the Nemo contract. These individuals will be “specialists in contracts of this nature, to ensure we deliver all the elements needed to make this international bi-directional project a success,” said Bowler.