Cable and pipe seal manufacturer, Roxtec, has completed work on a €300m project for the EirGrid East-West Interconnector Project to supply electricity between North Wales and Dublin.
Roxtec UK managing director Graham O’Hare said the project has capacity to power up to 350,000 British or Irish homes and is the first to use 200kV for this specific kind of cable.
“Roxtec prides itself on being a cutting edge manufacturer and it is brilliant to see our products used on such a large highly advanced engineering project,” he said.
O’Hare said Roxtec’s electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) penetration seals have been specified for the sub-stations offering protection against water, fire, dust and electro-magnetic interference.
He continued, “Electronic equipment is highly sensitive. It is vital there are no disturbances between control signals and the converter stations. Our EMC seals were used to seal the HVDC cables where they enter the converter stations in Deeside and Dublin.
“Roxtec has Multidiameter technology - an innovative sealing solution based on modules with removable layers which makes them easily adaptable to different sizes of cables and pipes. This simplifies design and installation, enabling us to satisfy the client and meet very tight deadlines.”