Major construction in the UK began with Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) works that will allow the subsea cables to be brought on-land

Earthworks also began in the UK and Germany to prepare for the start of construction on the new converter stations in each country


Major construction begins in Germany

The construction of the UK converter station construction begins

Onshore and offshore cabling works in the UK get underway


Horizontal direction drilling (HDD) works take place in Germany

Offshore cabling works continue between the UK and Germany

Installation works take place in the UK and German converter stations


Offshore cable installation completed

System-wide testing and commissioning begins

Start of trial operations


Offshore cable installation completed NeuConnect enters commercial operations


Cabling works: 
The contract to design, manufacture, install, test and commission the 725km interconnector has been awarded to Prysmian Group – a world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry

Converter stations: 
The contract to design and build two converter stations in the UK and Germany has been awarded to Siemens Energy – one of the world’s leading energy technology companies