| Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by National Grid to provide cable
manufacturing quality and inspection services on the €2bn North
Sea Link interconnector
, the first
electricity link between Nordic and British markets.
A team of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s quality consultant engineers will
provide third party inspection and audit services during the manufacture
of the submarine and land cables supplied by Prysmian from Arco Felice
in Italy. The company is to ensure that the cables are manufactured and
tested to specification, and that all the quality documentation is in place
prior to shipment and installation.
With a planned capacity of 1,400 MW, the interconnector will be able to
transport enough electricity to power nearly 750,000 homes helping both
countries to meet their domestic energy demand.
National Grid North Sea Link Ltd, a National Grid subsidiary, and Statnett
are working together to construct the subsea interconnector, when constructed
this will consist of approximately 720km High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)
cable. The developers plan for the link to be operational in 2021 connecting
Kvilldal in Norway and Blyth in the UK.
Michael Carr, Quality Services Assistant Project Manager at WSP | Parsons
Brinckerhoff said: “This is a crucial renewable project for the whole
of the UK, and we look forward to show the value we can bring for our client
National Grid North Sea Link Ltd. To be part of the team that’s helping
to deliver the longest subsea interconnector in the world is quite something
and reinforces the high standing of the quality services team in the sector.
The fact that the cable links into Blyth also adds a little extra touch
for me, being from the area.”
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has previously worked on the £1.5bn Galloper
offshore wind farm
, the £2bn Gwynt
y Môr offshore wind farm
, and the
500MW East-West interconnector.
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