HIGH voltage cables in a Belgian power tunnel have been secured by cable saddles designed and made by North Yorkshire firm Ellis.

The Stevin project, which when complete will feed Belgium with wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy, is being undertaken by Belgium’s electricity transmission system operator, Elia.

The renewably sourced power is carried through the tunnel by 3,000 megawatt cables, which are installed on opposite sides of it, and secured by Ellis’ Centaur saddles.

Tony Conroy, Ellis’ global sales director, said: “Stevin is a huge project for Belgian power generation, and one that really does enhance the country’s standing in terms of the availability and consumption of renewable energy.

“Therefore, having our products specified for such a vital element of such a high-profile project bears testament to both the work being carried out by our local distributor, NBR Nussbaumer; and the reputation we’ve earned around the world.”