Until the project has a contractor on board, we can only share a very high-level programme. If our project is approved, construction will begin in 2024 and conclude in 2027. The substation and converter station construction will begin first, followed by the underground cables. The substation and converter station will be built at the same time, and we anticipate that the substation will be completed first in 2026 and the converter station in 2027. The underground cable routes will be completed in sections, connecting to both the new substation and converter station.
We cannot confirm further details of the onshore installation programme and remediation at this stage, as these details need full consideration by our installation contractors when appointed. The detailed program will of course take all planning consent requirements and stakeholder views into account, wherever possible. Generally, we will look to reinstate land as soon as possible after installation works have been completed, though it may not be possible to remove haul roads until the completion of works.