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BritNed Milestones

Time Milestone

September 2014

Noise enclosure construction at Grain converter station

June 2014

Start Frequency Response trail

February 2014

NWE Market Coupling go live

May 2013

Launch Seasonal Product

May 2012

Launch of Intraday Product 

1 April 2011

BritNed operational

31 March 2011

First implicit auction

24 March 2011

First explicit auction

September 2009 - October 2010

Cable installation

May 2008 - December 2010

Construction of converter station

20 October 2001

Establishment of BritNed Development Ltd.


Figures BritNed Cable 
Voltage: ± 450 kV DC 
Cable capacity: 1000 MW 
Weight: 44 kg/metre (23.000 tonnes) 
Length sea cable: 250 km (two cables, bundled) 
Length land cable: 7 km (NL) and 2 km (GB), two cables, laid together 

Conductor: 1 x 1430mm² Cu (copper cable)

Figures BritNed Converter Transformer

Weight: 282 tonnes (incl. oil)
Length: 9.8 m
Width: 3.8 m
Height: 4.8 m