VLCV BV has been awarded a contract from Jan de Nul for the HDD installation for the Greenlink interconnector (Greenlink Interconnector Limited). Jan De Nul is responsible for the end-to-end subsea cable laying and cable protection works. Greenlink is a subsea and underground electricity interconnector linking the power markets in Ireland and Great Britain and due for commissioning in 2024. It is one of Europe’s most important energy infrastructure projects, transporting electricity equivalent to the consumption of approximately 380,000 homes and contributing to energy security, employment and the integration of low carbon energy sources.
Under this contract VLCV scope consists of 4 HDD Shore approaches - 2 HDPE ducts of 1210 meter into sandstone and mudstone will be installed at the Wales landfall site near Milford Heaven and 2 HDPE ducts of 925 meter into sandstone and mudstone will be installed at the Irish landfall site near Baginbun together with the required marine operations.
"We would like to thank Jan de Nul for this major opportunity, it proves trust in the renowned and reliable contractor VLCV and its combined capabilities, track record and dedicated personnel," said Didier de Graaff (Director VLCV BV) and Arvid de Groot (CTO VLCV BV)
VLCV, specialized in trenchless landfall projects and Marine-to-Marine Horizontal Directional Drill solution, is ready for the job and VLCV is proud to contribute to the energy transition of the UK and Ireland.
It is expected that the parties will start the offshore operations under the contract in September 2022.