Siemens to modernise HVDC link between Northern Ireland and Scotland
18 June, 2020
Siemens Energy has been awarded the project to refurbish the Moyle Interconnector, a high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link between Ballycronan More in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, and Auchencrosh, Scotland.
Owned and operated by Mutual Energy, the Moyle Interconnector control and protection system is almost 20 years old and is being modernised to enhance its operation. The refurbishment of the 500MW interconnector will increase the security and reliability of the power supply to consumers in the United Kingdom.
The project to upgrade the technology originally installed by Siemens in 2001 is now underway and the refurbishment is scheduled to be completed in September 2022.