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is a 1,000 MW
submarine power cable
Isle of Grain
, the United Kingdom; and
, the Netherlands.
would serve as a link for the foreseeable
European super grid
Existing links Under construction Proposed See also the
List of HVDC project in Europe
, which would eventually be part of
The project was announced in May 2007.
The installation of the first section of cable link started on 11 September 2009,
The entire 260 km (160 mi) cable was completed in October 2010.
It began operation on 1 April 2011,
and as of January 2012, electricity flow has mostly been from the Netherlands to the UK.
The 260-kilometre (160 mi) long bi-pole 450 kV interconnector consists of two HVDC cables, which are bundled together. The capacity of the cable is 1000 MW. The interconnector has two
for connecting the link with the British and Dutch high-voltage electricity transmission systems.
The cable was produced by
and laid by
Global Marine Systems
, while the
was responsible for the construction and equipping of the converter stations.
BritNed was completed on time and within the budget of €600 million.
transmission system operators
of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands -
National Grid plc
; formed a joint venture to fund and operate the interconnection, independently from National Grid and TenneT's regulated businesses.
, 2,000 MW between UK and France
, 1,000 MW between UK and Belgium
, 1,400 MW between UK and Norway
List of HVDC projects in Europe
Renewable energy in the United Kingdom
Renewable energy in the Netherlands
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