Terrestrial civil works tender released for Biscay Gulf project
has initiated a tender for terrestrial civil works of four HVDC 400 kV
Cables and two Fiber Optic Cables, for the 2 GW Biscay
The tender is designated for the installation of four power cables ducts,
and two optic fiber cables ducts of onshore cables along the ~115 km long
route, ~15 km in Spanish side and ~100 km in French side (excluding landfall
works on both sides). The scope of work includes: design , engineering,
procurement and construction (including trenchless solution to cross Dordogne
and Garonne rivers in France and smaller sections in Spain).
Time limit for receipt of tenders/requests to participate is 14 June 2021.
Invitations to tender or to participate will be dispatched around 26 October
INELFE plans to procure the Biscay
through a series of contracts including: a contract for converter stations,
2 contracts for cable links, and 1 contract for terrestrial civil works.
is a proposed 2 GW link between France and Spain. The HVDC
project comprises ~115 km onshore and ~280 km submarine cables and is scheduled
to be commissioned in 2027, with cable installation expected to start in