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Viking Link, world’s longest electricity interconnector, gets major milestone

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 16, 2020
National Grid’s Viking Link infrastructure project marks a major milestone with Siemens Energy Ltd, as the construction of the world’s longest electricity interconnector begins, representing a significant step in the UK’s journey to net zero.
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The construction phase of the Viking Link Interconnector project, a high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link between the UK and Denmark, has commenced with Siemens Energy Ltd mobilizing to site to start the construction of the first stage of works, a 2.4km long access road for the Bicker Fen converter station site.

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Siemens Energy was appointed to construct the UK and Denmark converter stations on both ends of the interconnector link.

UK-work started in July to build a new access road to the site.

The permanent road will take nine months to complete and will enable access for the major construction equipment to the converter station and for operational vehicles to access the site once the converter station is completed in 2023.

Viking Link project is a joint venture between National Grid Ventures, part of National Grid, and the Danish electricity system owner and operator, Energinet.

The 1.4 GW high voltage electricity interconnector will be the longest in the world when completed, stretching 765km subsea and onshore connecting from Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire, UK and Revsing in South Jutland, Denmark to enable clean energy to be shared.