Our proposals in Kent

This page sets out our proposals as presented at our statutory consultation between 24 October and 18 December 2023. Although the consultation has now closed, this page has been left online for reference use.

In Kent, our proposals include:

  • a landfall point on the Kent coast at Pegwell Bay
  • a transition joint bay approximately 800 metres inshore to transition from offshore high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable to onshore HVDC cable, before continuing underground for approximately 2 km to a proposed new converter station (see next bullet)
  • a 2 GW HVDC converter station, up to 26 metres high plus external equipment (such as lightning protection & railings for walkways), near Minster. A new substation would be located immediately adjacent
  • removal of up to 1 km of existing high voltage alternating current (HVAC) overhead line, and installation of approximately 2.25 km of new HVAC overhead line from the converter station and substation near Minster and the existing Richborough to Canterbury overhead line.

Find out more about our proposals in Kent

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Read more in our interactive project overview document

You can read about our proposals in Kent in more detail in Chapter 13 of our interactive project overview document

Map summarising the Sea Link statutory consultation proposals in Kent

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