Eastern Green Link 1 looking for local suppliers

Aaron Morby 3 weeks ago
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Eastern Green Link 1 is inviting local suppliers to learn about the project’s supply chain opportunities at an upcoming ‘Meet the Buyer’ event in County Durham on Wednesday 3 July.

The drop-in event, which will take place at Seaham Hall, aims to connect potential suppliers from across the Seaham area, County Durham and the North East with EGL1’s main works contractors Metlen, Murphy Group, GE Vernova and Prysmian.

EGL1 is a two-gigawatt high voltage direct current electrical superhighway to be built between the Torness area in East Lothian and Hawthorn Pit in County Durham, via the North Sea. It is designed to transport enough electricity for two million homes.

In County Durham, early work has commenced to develop a converter station, substation and underground cabling. The main works are expected to start later this year, with the project expected to be operational in 2029.

Once complete, EGL1 will help unlock the rich renewable energy capacity of Scotland and significantly increase the UK’s capacity to transport clean energy from where it is generated to where it is needed.

Project supply chain opportunities


  • Aggregates and ready-mix concrete supply
  • Earthworks
  • Building contractors
  • Surfacing
  • Precast concrete
  • Mechanical & Electrical (Fire & Ventilation)
  • Large plant hire
  • Electrical wholesale distributors
  • Small tool & equipment hire
  • IPAF/First aid training
  • Demineralised water and glycol
  • Welfare and site services

Matthew Barton, Eastern Green Link 1 Project Director, said: “EGL1 is a hugely important project to the UK and will see a massive investment in infrastructure in County Durham.

“We need a wide range of suppliers across lots of different sectors to help us deliver this project. We really want to tap into the expertise and resources that we know exists locally to our project, so if your business is relevant to our requirements, please drop in for a chat.”

The EGL1 ‘Meet the Buyer’ event will be hosted at Seaham Hall, Lord Byron’s Walk, County Durham, SR7 7AG between 11am and 6pm on Wednesday 3 July 2024.

There is no need to pre-register and for more information click here.

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