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Major milestone for IFA2 as first UK converter station buildings erected

The main work contractors ABB are working with Morgan Sindall who are overseeing the civil phase of the build.

The steel structures, which will be erected over the coming months, will be the first visible structures at the site. In time, they will house the key elements of the converter station including the AC & DC electrical equipment and form the control building.

Once the structures have been erected, contractors, Morgan Sindall will weatherproof the buildings. Internal fit out and the installation of transformers is due to take place later in 2019.

Dave Luetchford, head of National Grid IFA2, said:

“To date, all our work on the converter station has taken place behind the site hoarding. It’s great to see the converter station now taking shape.”

For further information about work at the converter station site, please contact National Grid IFA2 on 0800 0194 576 or