Nautilus

The Nautilus project covers the construction of a second subsea interconnector between Belgium and the United Kingdom.

Second interconnector between Belgium and the UK

New interconnectors are required in order to strengthen the European electricity market, facilitate the energy transition and overcome the challenges associated with it. For these aims to be achieved, the North-South axis must be reinforced and East-West connections must be built. Europe’s need for these projects is clear.

The European Commission has already recognised Nautilus as a Project of Common Interest (PCI), highlighting its importance within the wider European context. Further study is required to determine the new interconnector’s location, route and capacity and set a timetable for its construction. Elia and NGIHL are conducting a bilateral feasibility study to this end. More information will be provided in future development plans.

  • texteIn the interest of society

    This second interconnector is being built for three reasons:

    • First of all, Nautilus will contribute to further price convergence.
    • Furthermore, a second interconnector linking Belgium and the United Kingdom will enhance the integration of renewables at European level.
    • Finally, Nautilus will help to manage increasingly volatile energy flows within the European energy system.

News

01 September 2019

Second interconnector between Belgium and the UK

New interconnectors are required in order to strengthen the European electricity market, facilitate the energy transition and overcome the challenges associated with it


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