The FAB Project partners – FAB Link in the UK and Alderney and RTE in France – have reached a significant milestone in the development of the project to link Devon and Normandy by undersea electricity cables. Having completed a pre-qualification process for contractors to design and build the link, the full procurement process has now been launched.
The project partners will jointly contract for the two packages that will be required to build the project. The first package is for the on- and offshore High Voltage Direct Current cables and the second package is for the converter stations in France and Britain on either side of the link (and the short underground High Voltage Alternating Current link to the National Grid in Britain).
The aim is to receive bids back from the market before the end of the year in keeping with the project plan to start construction in early 2018.