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“EuroAsia Interconnector VSC HVDC Converters”
Israel – Cyprus – Crete – Attica
Publication Number: 2018/S -074-165446
Estimated Value: EUR 1,02 billion

Nicosia-Brussels – 17 April 2018 – EuroAsia Interconnector Limited, the Project Promoter of the EuroAsia Interconnector, invites all interested Economic Operators to submit a Request to Participate in a “Negotiated Procedure with Prior Call for Competition” for the award of the works contract with object:

“EuroAsia Interconnector VSC HVDC Converters”

EuroAsia Interconnector is a leading European Union Project of Common Interest, also labelled as an “electricity highway” by the European Commission, connecting the national grids of Israel, Cyprus and Crete-Attica in Greece and creating a reliable energy bridge between the continents of Asia and Europe allowing bi-directional transmission of electricity. EuroAsia Interconnector is included in the 2017 PCI list as a cluster PCI 3.10 consisting of the following PCIs:

• PCI 3.10.1 – Interconnection between Hadera (IL) and Kofinou (CY)
• PCI 3.10.2 – Interconnection between Kofinou (CY) and Korakia, Crete (EL)
• PCI 3.10.3 – Internal line between Korakia, Crete (EL) and Attica region (EL)

The project has already been co-financed in the form of grants, in two separate occasions, by the European Union through the Connecting Europe Facility for the execution of preliminary and final pre-works studies. An application to the EU for the co-financing of the construction of the project will be also be submitted.

EuroAsia Interconnector is a multi-terminal VSC-HVDC scheme and will comprise four (4) converter stations with sea electrodes, interconnected by cables. The initial development will allow the transfer of minimum 1.000 MW between converter stations and the envisaged voltage level will be ±400 kV or more.

The scheme will be developed under four (4) tender procedures that are currently being procured:

• “EuroAsia Interconnector VSC HVDC Converters”
• “EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 1: Israel – Cyprus”
• “EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 2: Cyprus – Crete”
• “EuroAsia Interconnector HVDC Submarine Cables and Land Cables for Link 3: Crete – Attica”

This tender procedure concerns the first of the above-mentioned tender procedures and encompasses the design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of the four (4) HVDC VSC Converters and the four (4) sea-electrodes including the MVDC submarine cables that will connect the land MVDC cables at the landing point with the sea electrodes. One Converter and its associated sea-electrode will be installed in each of the four locations, namely Israel, Cyprus, Crete and Attica.

The deadline for the submission of Requests to Participate is 20 June 2018 at 11:00.

The contract notice was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 17/04/2018 with publication number 2018/S 074-165446:”

Invitation to Submit Request to Participate in Negotiated Procedure with Prior Call for Competition For the Contract with Title “EuroAsia Interconnector VSC HVDC Converters”

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