Firms invited to bid for construction of Ireland-Wales interconnector

Companies are being invited to express an interest in bidding for construction of a 205km undersea electricity interconnector between the UK and Ireland.

Firms invited to bid for construction of Ireland-Wales interconnector

Greenlink Interconnector Limited is inviting firms to bid for a variety of work packages which include the design, construction and maintenance of the undersea and underground HVDC cable system as well as the design, construction and maintenance of converter stations in Wexford in Ireland, and Pembrokeshire in Wales, where the interconnector will connect to the electricity grids.

Construction of the 500MW project is expected to get underway in 2020.

Simon Ludlam, project director for Greenlink, said; “This is a major milestone for the project and follows our recent market consultation with the supply chain over the summer. 

“We will run a competitive tender to drive down costs and ensure maximum benefit for consumers. In parallel we are running our subsea surveys that will determine the optimal cable route across the Irish Sea to inform the procurement process.

“Greenlink is looking forward to a constructive dialogue with suppliers over the next year to select its preferred bidders and move to the award of contracts for the construction phase in 2020.”

The procurement process is being run by WSP on behalf of Greenlink Interconnector Limited. Applicants wishing to participate in the procurement process should email greenlink.procurement@wsp.com


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