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Balfour Beatty Power (T&D) – ElecLink – Equib

ElecLink is a company that will build, own and operate a merchant power interconnector through the Channel Tunnel to provide a transmission link between the UK and France with a capacity of a 1000MW in either direction of flow.

Project:

ElecLink is a company that will build, own and operate a merchant power interconnector through the Channel Tunnel to provide a transmission link between the UK and France with a capacity of a 1000MW in either direction of flow.

Key Data about the ElecLink connection:

  • Interconnector route mirrors closely the existing IFA
  • Total cable length of 51 km inside the Channel Tunnel
  • 14.5 km to tie with National Grid’s Sellindge 400kV substation
  • 3.5 km to tie up with RTE’s Les Mandarins 400kV poste Operating Performance:
  • +/- ~320kV DC scheme to allow a transmission of 1000MW with low losses
  • Potential to provide black start capability; power quality control and balancing services ElecLink has awarded Balfour Beatty/Prysmian the Lot 2 contract. The scope of works includes the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Maintenance of the Cable Systems of the Channel Tunnel Interconnector Project.

Services:

Commissioned to support Balfour Beatty Power (T&D) in the preferred bidder phase of negotiation, undertaking quantitative schedule and cost risk analysis.