ElecLink Interconnector

Location: France

Category: HVDC

Category: Transmission and Distribution

The HVDC system uses symmetrical monopole convertors, based on voltage source convertors (VSC), and land-based cables: 51km DC cable inside the Channel Tunnel, 14.5 km AC cable to tie up with National Grid’s Sellindge 400kV substation and 3.5 km AC cable to tie up with RTE’s Les Mandarins 400kV substation.The project will provide a low environmental impact with no overhead lines and no undersea cables and a carbon reduction of ~6.1m tons.

Commissioning of the following systems:

  • 01

    HMI – Siemens SIMATIC WinCC v7.4;

  • 02

    Computer Systems – Advantech Industrial PCs;

  • 03

    Networking – Cisco routers and switches, RuggedCom switches;

  • 04

    Information Security – Checkpoint 5400 Firewalls;

  • 05

    Communication gateways – IPCOMM ipConv universal protocol converters

  • 07

    Communication protocols: OPC UA, IEC 104, IEC 61850, Siemens proprietary TDC protocol