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Windtech International May June 2024 issue

 

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GE Vernova’s Grid Solutions business and Mytilineos Energy & Metals have announced that they have been awarded a £1 billion contract by National Grid Electricity Transmission and SP Transmission for the high-capacity east coast subsea link in the UK.
 
The consortium was selected to supply and construct two High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) converter stations for Eastern Green Link 1 (EGL1), a joint venture between National Grid Electricity Transmission and SP Transmission. EGL1 will oversee the construction of a 525kV, 2GW bipole Voltage-Sourced Converter (VSC) and HVDC subsea transmission cable from Torness in East Lothian, Scotland, to Hawthorn Pit in County Durham, England, enabling the transmission of renewable green energy. GE Vernova will supply its VSC HVDC technology from its facilities in Stafford, UK. Mytilineos will be responsible for engineering, procurement, and construction of civil works, the balance of plant and the installation of all equipment. . The HVDC cable system is expected to be approximately 190km in length. The design phase will begin in January 2024. Construction will begin in 2025.
 
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