General – Interconnector
ABL Group has been awarded a contract to provide marine warranty survey (MWS) services on the Greenlink interconnector – a 500MW interconnector linking power networks in Ireland and Great Britain.
Greenlink is a 190km long HVDC subsea and underground electricity cable that will facilitate energy transmission between the Great Island substation in County Wexford, Ireland, and National Grid’s Pembroke substation, Pembrokeshire, UK.
Not only will the cable enable the two-way flow of energy between Ireland and Great Britain, it will also open up the flow of green energy from Great Britain to wider Europe.
Greenlink will consist of two converter stations linked by two high voltage direct current cables (HVDC) in a bundled pair under the Irish Sea, each of 160km. There will also be a Fibre Optic cable installed alongside the power cables for control of the interconnector.
Under the contract, ABL will provide marine warranty services for all transportation and installation (T&I) operations relating to the two 160km subsea power and one Fibre Optic cables as well as marine assurance services to check the suitability of the proposed fleet for operations.