Grid operator Elia’s Nemo Link project is intended to ensure smooth flows of electricity between Belgium and the United Kingdom via undersea cables.

Helping the integrated energy market

The Nemo Link consists of undersea and underground electricity cables connected to converter stations and HV substations on both sides of the North Sea, which will allow electricity to flow freely between the two countries in both directions. The Herdersbrug industrial zone in Bruges was chosen as the location for the converter station and HV substation on the Belgian side.

This undersea connection between the United Kingdom and Belgium represents an important step towards an integrated energy market.

ENGIE Fabricom’s role

ENGIE Fabricom was commissioned by the main contractor Siemens to carry out the mechanical and electrical assembly of the converter station, and install all the related building technology.

ENGIE Fabricom was responsible for:

  • Building Services: heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, fire protection, camera surveillance cameras and sanitary facilities for the converter station and HV substation
  • Installation of HVDC equipment at the converter station in Herdersbrug.