Work on Ireland/ UK power link begins

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Work begins this morning on the laying of underwater cables to link the electricity power grids of Ireland and Britain.

It’s been described as the biggest energy infrastructure project here, since the construction of Ardnacrusha power station.

The East / West interconnector involves the laying of 180 kilometres of undersea cables to enable the flow of electricity in both directions between Ireland and Britain.

When the €600 million project is completed next year the Irish electricity grid will be able to call on power from Britain when needed.

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