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CIGRE Ireland NGN EWIC Site Visit and Workshop: 11th July

The Irish Next Generation Network welcomes our UK counterparts for our first site visit to the East-West Inter connector in 11th July 2019.

The East-West Interconnector links the electricity grids of the island of Ireland and Great Britain. Commissioned in 2012, EWIC provides a 500MW  HVDC connection through 186km submarine cables between Ireland and Wales.

This site visit will be followed by a workshop with invited speakers from EIRGRID, ESBI and experts from UCC and EPRI.

The running order of the day is as follow:
09:30-10:00 Arrival and welcome coffees
10:00-10:10 Introduction
10:10-12:40 Speakers from industry
12:40-12:50 Closing and thanks
12:50-13:20 Lunch
13:20-14:00 Travel to EWIC (provided by NGN)
14:00-16:30 Tour and presentation at EWIC site
18:00 Drinks reception and social event

Register here.

*Please note: This registration option is reserved for UK NGN delegates only. If you are not a member of the UK NGN please join the Irish NGN Waitlist





Cable Ship Visit: Rescheduled (date to be confirmed)

Following the success of our Cigre-UK NGN event to visit Boskalis’ Giant 7 cable barge in the Netherlands earlier this year, we are delighted to offer a second opportunity to visit a cable ship, this time kindly offered by Global Marine.  You can read more about our last trip here.

The upcoming visit will take place in Portland, Dorset and will be limited to just 12 attendees. If you are interested in this visit please e-mail Stefie Cray and provide your name, organisation, Cigre membership type (and number), and a contact phone number.

*Please note that the date is subject to change. This is a working ship and therefore it is possible for a late notice reschedule of timings. For this reason we will take a reserve list, and if the date changes and attendees are unavailable we will offer the places to our reserves. NGN members will be given preference, but any Cigre-UK member may express interest in being added to the reserve list.

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