Jan De Nul Group will install the Greenlink between Ireland and the UK

Jan De Nul Group signed an agreement With Sumitomo Electrical Industries Co., Ltd. Installation of two HVDC submarine cables and one fiber optic cable That will connect the electrical networks located in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

The way for the submarine cable from greenlink link It consists of 500 megawatts and has a length of 160 kilometers between the county of Wexford in Ireland and the county of Pembrokeshire in Wales.

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Jan de Nul will be responsible for the end-to-end laying and protection of submarine cables. At the end of 2022, the company will start carrying out horizontal directional drilling operations on both coasts. while the Installation campaigns on the high seas will be carried out between 2023 and 2024, together with the Connector cable receptacle from the Belgian company. When the sea floor does not allow cables to be buried, they will be protected by installing rock or concrete mattresses.

“We are pleased to work with our partner Jan De Nul to build the Greenlink between Ireland and the UK. This electrical link will be key to the infrastructure to achieve net zero emissions,” he comments. Harada Kazuhira, Executive Director and General Manager, Power Projects Division, Sumitomo Electric.

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“We are honored to be working alongside Sumitomo Electric to create this important link for the power grids between Ireland and the UK. Both companies have developed the installation solution in close cooperation over the past two years, and we are now ready to be fully involved in the actual implementation of it.” Wouter Vermeersch, Director of Submarine Cables at Jan De Nul Group.

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Jan De Nul has extensive experience in submarine cable installation in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, UK, Greece, Taiwan, USA, Mexico and more. With this new business, the company once again confirms its undisputed technical ability, thanks to the team, experience and commitment to implement large-scale projects, as is the case here.


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