Nautilus & EuroLink Interconnector Projects

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The Nautilus Interconnector is a proposed second Interconnector between Great Britain and Belgium. When built, it will create a new 1.4 gigawatts (GW) high voltage direct current (HVDC) electricity link between the transmission systems of Great Britain and Belgium. If constructed, the Nautilus Interconnector could supply power to one million homes.

The Nautilus Interconnector project has sought self election to be considered as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) which requires government consent through an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) in accordance with the Planning Act 2008.

The EuroLink Project is a proposed Interconnector between the Netherlands and Suffolk.

The projects will involve the construction of a converter station in each country and the installation of offshore and onshore underground direct current cables (HVDC) between each converter station and underground alternating current cables (HVAC) between the converter station and substation in each country.

Each Interconnector project will enhance security of supply for the UK by diversifying sources of energy, increase competition in energy markets by offering alternatives to consumers and contribute to the Governments energy and climate goals by facilitating the integration of an increasing share of energy from variable renewable energy sources.

Working as part of NGV’s project team, Peacock + Smith are currently assisting with the pre application process for both projects with the objective to submit applications and obtain consent for the projects. Timescales for public consultation and submission are yet to be confirmed and both of these projects are currently in pre application stages.


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