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Interconnectors: how our lawyers can help

Cross-border interconnector cables can play a vital role in decarbonizing EU energy supply. Interconnectors reduce the need for (often inefficient) local generation, allowing energy to be transmitted from where it can be most economically produced to where it is most needed.

This is popular both in the EU, who have handed several interconnector projects the prestigious Project of Common Interest status, and also in the UK, whose government see it as a potential solution for challenges of energy policy including affordability, security of supply and decarbonization.

However, as with any project of cross-border nature, the legal landscape for interconnectors can be complex. With years of experience in this niche area of law, our Energy lawyers can help you with every aspect of successfully delivering an interconnector project, from planning and consenting right through to seabed survey consultancy appointments, EPC construction contracts and procurement.

Energy lawyers experienced in electricity connector law

Eversheds Sutherland has broad and extensive experience in the area of interconnectors and transmission projects generally. Selected recent experience includes advising:

  • National Grid / Energinet (Danish TSO) on EPC contracts relating to the 1,400MW Viking Link interconnector project
  • EirGrid / RTE on all EPC Contracts relating to the 700MW Celtic interconnector project and EU procurement aspects
  • a client on their proposal to build, own and operate a major offshore electricity HVDC transmission link between mainland UK and an island territory
  • a client on the tender for geophysical services for their interconnector between Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland
  • a client on the professional consultancy arrangements for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline gas interconnector

Examples of our interconnector experience

Contact an energy lawyer for help with your interconnector project

To speak to an experienced lawyer about your interconnector project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.