📍Location –Folkestone, Kent


ElecLink and Groupe Eurotunell have appointed contractors Balfour Beatty along with engineering consultants Mott MacDonald Group Limited to install a cable link between two new converter stations in Folkestone and Coquelles, France.

The 1GW, 51km, high voltage direct current interconnector will meet the need for energy in the UK and support the balance of energy mix of both the UK and France according to Mott MacDonald Group.

This exchange will allow management of peaks and troughs in demand and variations in power production. It will also export any energy surplus from the UK to Europe and reduce CO2 emissions.

Plans to optimise the existing channel tunnel mean that there will be no threat to marine life during the installation process.

Works began in February 2017 and aim to be completed by August 2020.

Estimated value: £185,000,000.