Greenlink project transformers land in Wales
Four heavy transformers have reached the Pembroke Power Station Berth following a trip from Rotterdam to Wales. The transport of the four 170-ton transformers was completed by Robert Wynn & Sons for Züst & Bachmeier as part of the Greenlink project.
Robert Wynn & Sons deployed its Terra Marique, a vessel developed to maximise the utilisation of the UK and European ports, rivers and inland waterway freight. Terra Marique has a specially strengthened hull to allow the craft to beach land with minimal need for on-site preparation, thus facilitating direct delivery to coastal and waterway sites.
Greenlink is a 500MW, 190km electricity interconnector stretching under the Irish Sea from Great Island in Co. Wexford, Ireland, to Pembroke in Wales, and is one of Europe’s most important infrastructure projects.
According to the developer, Greenlink Interconnector Limited, Greenlink comprises a subsea and underground high voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnector system and associated converter stations and will link the existing electricity grids in Ireland and the UK, operated respectively by EirGrid and National Grid.
Following the financial close in March 2022, onshore construction works are now underway and the project is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2024.