- Published: 24 February 2017 24 February 2017
Prysmian has been awarded a contract, in consortium with Balfour Beatty, for the realisation of a new High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) interconnector between France and the UK through the Channel Tunnel by ElecLink.
The power transmission link will have a capacity of 1000MW in either direction of flow. Total project value for the consortium is approximately € 219 million. The share of Prysmian that will coordinate the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the interconnection is about € 79 million. The ElecLink HVDC cable link will increase the energy exchange between France and the UK contributing to the integration of energy markets and enabling the diversification of energy sources, like renewable energy.