What is Nemo Link®?
Nemo Link® is the name of a project to lay high voltage electricity cables under the sea, improving the link between UK and European electricity generation with consumers in the UK and across the continent. It is a joint project between National Grid Interconnector Limited, a subsidiary company of the UK’s National Grid Plc, and the Belgian Elia group. The project will give both countries improved reliability and access to electricity and sustainable generation.
Nemo Link® will consist of subsea and underground cables connected to a converter station and an electricity substation in each country, which will allow electricity to flow in either direction between the two countries. The site for the converter station and electricity substation in the UK is an 8 hectare site, formerly occupied by the Richborough Power Station, which now forms part of the Richborough Energy Park proposals. A similar converter station and substation will be built in the industry zone Herdersbrug in Bruges, Belgium.