Plans revealed for GridLink project
will apply for planning permission from Medway Council for a new converter
station at the former Kingsnorth coal-fired power station site, and an
underground cable between the proposed converter station and the existing
Kingsnorth sub-station owned by National Grid.
also apply for a marine licence from the Marine Management Organisation
(MMO) for the installation of a submarine cable in the UK waters simultaneously.
Prior to these applications, the GridLink Interconnector Ltd has arranged
a virtual exhibition, from Monday 31 August until Friday 11 September,
to inform the local community about the project details and solicit feedback.
A live chat with team members will take place on Friday 4 September from
16:30 to 20:30, and an online meeting will be held from 18:30 to 20:30
on Friday 11 September.
1.4 GW HVDC cable
will connect the National Grid 400 kV sub-station at Kingsnorth in Kent,
UK to the RTE 400 kV sub-station at Warande near Dunkerque in Nord Region,
France. The cable route passes through the Medway Estuary and Thames Estuary,
before turning south-east to cross the southern North Sea to the French
awarded the status of Project of Common Interest (PCI) in 2017. The
will approximately cost €900 million and is scheduled to come online in