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Eight bidders selected for 1.4GW offshore links

UK: Energy regulator Ofgem has announced the bidders to operate transmission links for three offshore wind farms representing 1.4GW.

London Array is one of three offshore projects to come under the tender
London Array is one of three offshore projects to come under the tender
The £1.8 billion (€2.12 billion) tender was announced October. It consists of links to the Gwynt-y-Mor, Lincs and London Array offshore projects, which the winning bidder would operate for 20 years.

The first round for 2GW covering seven projects was won by Balfour Beatty Capital, Macquerie Capital and Transmission Capital Partners.

Ofgem expects to announce the winner in the summer.

The bidders are:

  • Balfour Beatty Capital Ltd
  • Blue Transmission (a consortium of Macquarie Capital Group, Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management Ltd and Frontier Power Ltd)
  • Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd/Hongkong Electric International Ltd
  • Green Energy Transmission (a consortium of Equitix Ltd and AMP Capital Investors Ltd)
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • National Grid Offshore Ltd
  • Transmission Capital Partners (a consortium of Transmission Capital Ltd, International Public Partnerships Ltd and Amber Infrastructure)
  • Ventran Consortium (a consortium of BRITEL Fund Trustees Ltd (as custodian of BT Pension Scheme) and Universtities Superannuation

Further tenders for the Humber Gateway, Race Bank and West of Duddon Sands projects are expected to begin in the spring.

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