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Italian Terna commences tender process for Tyrrhenian Link [free access]

August 9, 2021

Italy’s transmission system operator (TSO) Terna has commenced the tendering process for construction of the converter stations for the 1 GW Tyrrhenian Link.


A tender has been issued for the design, construction and delivery of the four bipolar high voltage direct current (HVDC) voltage source converters (VSC) with marine electrodes – 2x500 MW converters for the east and 2x500 MW converters for the west. .


The tender has been divided in two lots, of EUR415 million each. The work sites will be located at Sicily, Sardinia and Campania, which are scheduled to be completed by December 2027.


The 950-km Tyrrhenian Link includes two sections—the ‘East’ from Sicily to Campania and the ‘West’ from Sicily to Sardinia. The EUR3.7 billion project has been included in Terna’s EUR18.1 billion 2021 development plan.


The deadline for the receipt of offers is August 30, 2021.