Greenlink Interconnector Limited is inviting companies to express their interest to tender for construction of its 205-km undersea electricity interconnector between the UK and Ireland. 

Greenlink is a privately-financed Project of Common Interest, making it one of Europe’s most important infrastructure projects.

A Contract Notice has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) to commence procurement of the EPC contracts necessary for construction of the project.  These will include the design, construction and maintenance of the undersea and underground HVDC cable system and the design, construction and maintenance of converter stations in Wexford, Ireland, and Pembrokeshire, Wales, where the interconnector will connect to the electricity grids.

Simon Ludlam, Project Director for Greenlink, said, “This is a major milestone for the project and follows our recent market consultation with the supply chain over the summer.  We will run a competitive tender to drive down costs and ensure maximum benefit for consumers.  In parallel we are running our subsea surveys that will determine the optimal cable route across the Irish Sea to inform the procurement process.  Greenlink is looking forward to a constructive dialogue with suppliers over the next year to select its preferred bidders and move to the award of contracts for the construction phase in 2020.”

The procurement process is being run by WSP on behalf of Greenlink Interconnector Limited.  Applicants wishing to participate in the procurement process should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request access to the initial procurement documents (the ‘Expression of Interest’ form and ‘Pre-Qualification Questionnaire’ (PQQ)).  Applicants have until 12.00 (BST) on 12th October 2018 to submit a completed PQQ.  Full details can be found in the PQQ document.