What is Nemo Link?
The Nemo Link interconnector is a joint venture between National Grid Interconnector Holdings Limited, a subsidiary company of the UK’s National Grid Plc, and the Belgian Elia group.
The interconnector provides both countries improved reliability and access to electricity and sustainable generation.
Nemo Link consists of subsea and underground cables connected to a converter station and an electricity substation in each country, which allows 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. A similar converter station and substation has been built in the industry zone Herdersbrug in Bruges, Belgium.