Richborough – Canterbury Line is a 400kV overhead line with a length of 20km from Richborough, England, UK, to Canterbury, England, UK.

Construction works on the Richborough – Canterbury Line started in 2017 and the project was commissioned in 2018.


The Richborough – Canterbury Line, which is an overhead line, is being operated by National Grid. The Richborough – Canterbury Line is a new line. The line carries alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Approximately $51.48m was financed by the authorities to undertake the construction works of the project.

Richborough – Canterbury Line project development status

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The development of the Richborough – Canterbury Line project was approved by The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets in 2017 and the project works were completed in 2018.

Contractors involved

ELTEL Networks UK was appointed by National Grid to supply the cables for executing the 400kV Richborough – Canterbury Line.

About National Grid

National Grid Plc (National Grid) is an energy utility, which transmits and distributes electricity and natural gas. The company owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution networks; and also serves as transmission owner and system operator. It provides installation and maintenance services to electricity metering and LNG suppliers; develops and operates electricity inter-connectors; and carries out LNG storage activities; and insurance and corporate activities. National Grid operates as an energy monopoly entity regulated by Ofgem. The company has operations in the UK and North Eastern US. National Grid is headquartered in London, Greater London, the UK.


All publicly-announced T&D Line & Substation projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific utility players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.