Welcome to NeuConnect

The NeuConnect Interconnector will create the first direct power link between Germany and Great Britain, connecting two of Europe’s largest energy markets for the first time.

Around 720km of land and subsea cables will form an ‘invisible highway’ allowing up to 1.4GW of electricity to move in either direction, enough to power up to 1.5 million homes over the life of the project.

The NeuConnect Interconnector will help power the future
with an energy supply that is:

NeuConect indicative delivery timeline

700km of seabed surveys completed

Major procurement process underway

Planning applications submitted in UK

German planning applications submitted

Netherlands planning applications submitted

Lands secured

UK planning approval expected

Final approval from Ofgem & German regulator expected

Financial Close & Contract Awards

Laying of sub-sea cables & construction of substations

Testing and commissioning of interconnector

Project completed & begins operation

NeuConnect was granted prospective Project of Common Interest (PCI) status by the European Commission in 2019.

Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) are key cross border infrastructure projects that link the energy systems of different countries. They are intended to help these countries achieve key energy policy and climate objectives: including securing affordable, secure and sustainable energy for all citizens, and the long-term decarbonisation of the economy in accordance with the Paris Agreement.

A link to the European Commission’ website which has more information on PCIs can be viewed at: https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/infrastructure/projects-common-interest

As PCI project status has now been confirmed, the Trans-European Network – Electricity (TEN-E) regulations apply. A link to the UK’s Manual of Procedures under the TEN-E Regulations can be found at:

We have submitted an outline planning application to Medway District Council for the GB onshore elements of the scheme, and this can be viewed online on the Council’s Planning Portal using reference: MC/19/3015.

The GB Offshore licence application has been submitted to the MMO and is pending validation. Once validated it will appear on the MMO Public Register of Applications which can be found at: https://marinelicensing.marinemanagement.org.uk/mmofox5/fox/live/MMO_PUBLIC_REGISTER/

Contact us

If you have any questions about NeuConnect, you can contact
the NeuConnect Community Engagement team via:

0800 298 7040