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WSP | Parsons Brinckeroff wins cable manufacturing quality contract on the world’s longest subsea interconnector

20th March – WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by National Grid North Sea Link Ltd to provide cable manufacturing quality and inspection services on the €2 billion interconnector, the first electricity link between Nordic and British markets. With a planned capacity of 1,400 MW, the interconnector will generate enough electricity to power nearly three quarters of a million homes helping both countries to meet their domestic energy demand.

 

National Grid North Sea Link Ltd and Statnett are working together to construct the world’s longest Subsea Interconnector, when constructed this will consist of approximately 720 kilometres of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cable. The interconnector which aims to be operational in 2021, will link Kvilldal in Norway and Blyth in the UK.

A team of quality consultant engineers will provide third party inspection and audit services during the manufacture of the submarine and land cables supplied by Prysmian from Arco Felice in Italy. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s involvement will ensure that the cables are manufactured and tested to specification, and that all the quality documentation is in place prior to shipment and installation.

Michael Carr, Quality Services Assistant Project Manager at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff said: “This is a crucial renewable project for the whole of the UK, and we look forward to show the value we can bring for our client National Grid North Sea Link Ltd. To be part of the team that’s helping to deliver the longest subsea interconnector in the world is quite something and reinforces the high standing of the quality services team in the sector. The fact that the cable links into Blyth also adds a little extra touch for me, being from the area.”

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has a track record working on high profile energy projects including the £1.5bn Galloper Offshore Wind Farm, the £2bn Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm, and the 500MW East-West interconnector which has been voted as Engineers Ireland’s Project of the Year 2013.

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For media enquiries please contact Amelie Barrau on 0207 314 4576 or amelie.barrau@wspgroup.com 

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. Our 36,000 people, based in more than 500 offices, across 40 countries provide engineering and multidisciplinary services in a vast array of industry sectors, with a focus on technical excellence and client service.

In the UK, 7,000 people (including Mouchel Consulting) provide consultancy services to all aspects of the built and natural environment working across both the public and private sectors, with local and national governments, local authorities, developers, contractors and co-professionals. The combined business has been involved in many high profile UK projects including the Shard, Crossrail, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham, the re-development of London Bridge Station, Manchester Metrolink, M1 Smart Motorway, and the London Olympic & Paralympic Route Network.

www.wsp-pb.co.uk

 

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