Consortium named for UK offshore transmission asset

A consortium made up of Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Chubu) and HICL Infrastructure Company Limited has been selected as the preferred bidder for a new offshore electricity transmission link in the UK.

A consortium made up of Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Chubu) and HICL Infrastructure Company Limited has been selected as the preferred bidder for a new offshore electricity transmission link in the UK.

Valued at approximately GBP 500 million, the new offshore electricity transmission asset is comprised of subsea cables, land cables, offshore substations and an onshore substation that connect with the Walney Extension Offshore Windfarm (Generation Capacity: 660MW) situated approximately 30 km off the UK’s western coast.

The consortium will operate this electricity transmission business for a 20-year period starting from fiscal year 2019, following successful acquisition of the asset and the granting of an Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) license by the UK’s Office of Gas and Electricity
Markets (Ofgem).

With the acquisition of the Walney Extension Offshore Windfarm transmission link, MC will now be operating, through its 100 per cent subsidiary Diamond Transmission Corporation Limited (DTC), eight out of twenty offshore transmission assets in the UK, giving it the largest share of the market. DTC will operate this electricity transmission business by leveraging its experience operating the neighboring Walney 1 and Walney 2 assets.

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