The HVDC Cross-Channel Interconnector

A high voltage direct current (HVDC) subsea cable is being laid between France and the United Kingdom to accommodate growing demand for interconnection among the various European power grids in order to improve their overall stability and expand trading capacity. Omexom Major Projects won the turnkey contract to build the AC/DC converter station in northern France. The business unit will handle the electrotechnical part of the project and delegate civil engineering works to VINCI Construction France.