Nemo Link installs UK part of first subsea interconnector between UK and Belgium


Nemo Link, the joint venture between Elia and National Grid that will operate the first electricity interconnection between Belgium and the UK, has started laying the first 59km of double subsea cable between the UK onshore landing point and the French offshore section.


On September 11th the cable was successfully pulled-in at the beach of Pegwell Bay (Kent, UK), a key milestone of the project. The remaining 71km of double subsea cable will be installed in Belgium territorial waters during spring 2018. The electricity interconnector is scheduled to be taken into use early 2019, allowing two way energy flows between the UK and Belgium.