New Project Announcement: Celtic Interconnector

We are delighted to end the year with some good news. We have been chosen to form part of the delivery team for the Celtic Interconnector project by our new client, Nexans. Nexans is the main contractor tasked with delivering the Celtic Interconnector cable project for their client, CIDAC, which is a joint venture between EirGrid Group or Ireland and Réseau de Transport d’Électricité (RTÉ), of France.

Developed by EirGrid and RTÉ, the Celtic Interconnector is a 700-megawatt high-voltage submarine power cable, running 575 kilometres from East Cork to the northwest coast of Brittany. It is the first two-way interconnector between Ireland and mainland Europe, and it will supply enough electricity to power 450,000 homes.

Sorensen is tasked with installing the ducting, cabling, junction boxes, tunnel works and all associated civil works from the submarine interface at Youghal beach to the final termination point at Knockraha Substation in Carrigtwohill. The cable route is 43km in length and works are programmed to run from January 2023 to May 2026.

This interconnector project will bring huge benefits to the local economy of East Cork and the wider Munster region. We look forward to commencing site works in January 2023. #economy